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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 provided. As 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 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
Management of Chronic Otitis Media with Effusion in Children10/11/2012YesOtorhinolaryngologyBlog
Percutaneous Interventions for Low Back Pain10/11/2012YesOrthopedicsBlog
Viscosupplementation for Osteoarthritis of the Knee10/11/2012YesOrthopedicsBlog
Hip Resurfacing8/9/2012YesOrthopedicsBlog
Advanced Imaging for Low Back Pain8/9/2012YesFamily MedicineBlog
Lumbar Discography8/9/2012OrthopedicsBlog
Neuroimaging in Dementia8/9/2012YesDiagnosticsBlog
Nonpharmacologic Interventions for Treatment Resistant Depression8/9/2012YesMental HealthBlog
Artificial Disk Replacement8/9/2012YesOrthopedicsBlog
Indications for a Planned Cesarean Section6/14/2012YesMaternity CareBlog
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Knee Arthroscopy for Osteoarthritis6/14/2012YesOrthopedicsBlog
MRI for Breast Cancer Screening6/14/2012YesOncologyBlog
Low Back Pain: Non-Pharmacologic Non-Invasive Interventions6/14/2012YesFamily MedicineBlog
Low Back Pain - Pharmacologic Interventions6/14/2012Family MedicineBlog
Routine Ultrasound in Pregnancy6/14/2012YesMaternity CareBlog