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In Oregon’s Action Plan for Health, the Oregon Health Policy Board calls for the development of an initial set of 10 Oregon-based best practice guidelines and standards. The intent is to build upon the high standards of evidence evaluation used in the development of guidelines and health technology assessments by HERC and other trusted sources, creating a process that will allow evidence-based practices to be applied rapidly and uniformly across public and private settings to reduce unnecessary care and drive down costs.

Contact Person: Jason Gingerich

Status Details
Continuous Glucose Monitoring In Diabetes MellitusApproved-in revision9/27/2012 8:00 AM10/18/2012 8:00 AM

Discussion of the update to this coverage guidance will continue at the April 20, 2017 meeting of the Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee (HTAS)

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) for Breast Cancer Screening in Average Risk WomenUnder development9/16/2016 12:00 AM10/17/2016 8:00 AM

The Health Evidence Review Commission will review the draft coverage guidance and coverage decision for Oregon Medicaid at its March 9, 2017 meeting (final approval). 

Breast Cancer Screening in Women at Above Average RiskUnder development-open for comment2/17/2017 12:00 AM3/20/2017 8:00 AM

Public comment will be accepted until 8 a.m. March 20, 2017; public comments will be discussed at the April 20, 2017 meeting of the Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee (HTAS).

Low Back Pain: Minimally Invasive and Non-Corticosteroid Percutaneous InterventionsUnder development

EbGS will discuss the initial draft of the coverage guidance at its meeting on April 6, 2017.

Low Back Pain- Corticosteroid InjectionsUnder development11/8/2016 12:00 AM12/9/2016 8:00 AM

The EbGS will continue discussion of the draft coverage guidance and additional research at its meeting 4/6/2017.