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Coverage Guidances Open for Comment


Coverage Guidance public comment process

The Health Evidence Review Commission posts draft coverage guidances and scope statements to this website for public comment as they become available.

For coverage guidances, comments will be accepted for 30 days following a draft coverage guidance's initial posting for comment, and for 21 days for any subsequent postings.

For scope statements, public comment is limited to 7 days.


Coverage Guidances for which public comment is currently being accepted

There are no items to show in this view of the "Coverage Guidance Topics" list.

Scope statements for which public comment is currently being accepted

Scope - Prostatic Urethral Lifts2/5/20162/15/2016 8:00 AM
Scope Statement - Genetics Thyroid2/5/20162/15/2016 8:00 AM

For your comment to be accepted, it must:

  • Be submitted to HERC.Info@state.or.us by the listed deadline.
  • Contain no .zip files.
  • Include the name of the guidance in the subject line of your email.
  • Include your name, profession, address, phone number and email address (only your profession, location, and comments will be made publicly available).
  • Not exceed 1000 words for coverage guidances (500 words for scope statements).


  • Any submissions not adhering to the above criteria will be returned without an extension of the deadline.
  • Only one submission per person, per topic will be allowed and a separate email must be sent for each topic.
  • Comments should include a full citation to any suggested additional peer-reviewed articles (not counted towards the 1000 word limit). To ensure the suggested articles are reviewed, you should attach copies of the articles with your comments. If we are unable to obtain a cited article, we will not review the study.
  • Comments should not contain links to additional materials. These will not be reviewed.
  • Comments for scope statements should focus on correctly defining the scope and key questions for the coverage guidance monitoring literature search. That is, we will not review comments recommending coverage or noncoverage for a service during the scope public comment period.