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This Commission was abolished 1/1/2012


Effective January 1, 2012, the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) replaced the Health Services Commission and the Health Resources Commission. Please use this website as a resource.

Contact Herc.Info@state.or.us


Charge to the Oregon Health Services Commission
     (3)  The commission shall report to the Governor a list of health services ranked by priority, from the most important to the least important, representing the comparative benefits of each service to the entire population to be served.
     (4)  In order to encourage effective and efficient medical evaluation and treatment, the commission:
            (a) May include clinical practice guidelines in its prioritized list of services. The commission shall actively solicit testimony and information from the medical community and the public to build a consensus on clinical practice guidelines developed by the commission.
            (b) Shall consider both the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of health services in determining their relative importance using peer-reviewed medical literature as defined in ORS 743.695.
ORS 414.720
      (1) The Health Services Commission shall retain an actuary to determine the benchmark for setting per capita rates necessary to reimburse prepaid managed care health services organizations and fee-for-service providers for the cost of providing health services under ORS 414.705 to 414.750.
ORS 414.741