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The following list displays HERC approved coverage guidances. Where available, links to publicly available evidence reports from trusted sources on which a coverage guidance is based are providedAs indicated in the Coverage Guidance Development Process, an existing coverage guidance must be reviewed by the HERC or one of its subcommittees at their earliest opportunity should the evidence report on which it was based be revised. Otherwise, the HERC or one of its subcommittees should review the need to update the coverage guidance within no later than every two years after its adoption.


Indications for proton beam therapy1/14/2016YesOncologyBlog
Nitrous Oxide use for labor pain management1/14/2016YesMaternity CareBlog
Planned Out-of-hospital birth11/12/2015YesMaternity CareBlog
Biomarker tests of cancer tissue for prognosis and potential response to treatment8/13/2015YesOncologyBlog
Coronary artery revascularization for stable angina5/7/2015YesCardiologyBlog
Percutaneous Interventions for Cervical Spine Pain3/12/2015YesOrthopedicsBlog
Alternatives of Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)3/12/2015YesUrologyBlog
Inferior Vena Cava Filters for Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism3/12/2015YesInterventional RadiologyBlog
Nuclear Cardiac Imaging for screening, diagnosis or risk stratification of coronary artery disease1/8/2015YesCardiologyBlog
Ablation for Atrial Fibrillation1/8/2015YesCardiologyBlog
Advanced Imaging in Staging of Prostate Cancer1/8/2015YesOncologyBlog
Indications for a Planned Cesarean Section11/13/2014YesMaternity CareBlog
Knee Arthroscopy for Osteoarthritis11/13/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
MRI for Breast Cancer Screening11/13/2014YesOncologyBlog
Hip Resurfacing11/13/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
Low Back Pain: Non-Pharmacologic Non-Invasive Interventions11/13/2014YesFamily MedicineBlog
Low Back Pain - Pharmacologic Interventions11/13/2014Family MedicineBlog
Routine Ultrasound in Pregnancy11/13/2014YesMaternity CareBlog
Lumbar Discography11/13/2014OrthopedicsBlog
Neuroimaging in Dementia11/13/2014YesDiagnosticsBlog
Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Treatment Resistant Depression11/13/2014YesMental HealthBlog
Artificial Disk Replacement11/13/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
Management of Chronic Otitis Media with Effusion in Children11/13/2014YesOtorhinolaryngologyBlog
Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis of the Knee11/13/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy11/13/2014YesHyperbaric OxygenBlog
Use of DXA in Screening for and Monitoring of Osteoporosis6/12/2014YesFamily MedicineBlog
Prenatal Genetic Testing3/13/2014YesMaternity CareBlog
Treatment of Sleep Apnea in Adults1/9/2014YesSleep MedicineBlog
Upper Endoscopy for GERD1/9/2014YesFamily MedicineBlog
Femoroacetabular Impingement Syndrome1/9/2014YesOrthopedicsBlog
Carotid Endarterectomy12/5/2013YesVascular SurgeryBlog
Self-Monitoring of Blood Glucose for Type 1 & 2 Diabetes12/5/2013YesEndocrinologyBlog
Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder12/5/2013YesMental HealthBlog
PET Scan for Breast Cancer8/8/2013OncologyBlog
Cervical Cancer Screening8/8/2013YesOB/GYNBlog
Coronary Artery Calcium Scoring8/8/2013DiagnosticsBlog
Coronary Computed Tomography Angiography8/8/2013DiagnosticsBlog
Induction of Labor8/8/2013YesOB/GYNBlog
Management of Recurrent Acute Otitits Media in Children8/8/2013YesOtorhinolaryngologyBlog
Neuroimaging For Headache8/8/2013YesDiagnosticsBlog
Continuous Blood Glucose Monitoring In Diabetes Mellitus5/9/2013YesEndocrinologyBlog
Diagnosis of Sleep Apnea in Adults Final5/9/2013YesDiagnosticsBlog
Vertebroplasty, Kyphoplasty and Sacroplasty Final5/9/2013YesOrthopedicsBlog
MRI for Breast Cancer Diagnosis5/9/2013YesOncologyBlog
Advanced Imaging for Low Back Pain8/9/2012YesFamily MedicineBlog