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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
Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Under development12/15/2015 8:00 AM1/18/2016 8:00 AM

This coverage guidance will be reviewed at the 10/6/2016 VbBS and HERC meetings

Tobacco Cessation during PregnancyUnder development4/15/2016 12:00 AM5/16/2016 8:00 AM

Coverage guidance approved at the August 11, 2016 HERC meeting. Staff will post the final version as soon as requested edits are complete.

Skin Substitutes for Chronic Skin UlcersUnder development3/11/2016 2:00 PM4/4/2016 8:00 AM

To be discussed at the October 6, 2016 VbBS and HERC meetings.

Timing of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive PlacementUnder development-open for comment6/6/2016 4:00 PM7/8/2016 8:00 AM

EbGS will review public comments at the 9/2/16 meeting.

Noninvasive Testing for Liver Fibrosis in patients with Chronic Hepatitis CUnder development6/23/2016 12:00 AM7/25/2016 8:00 AM
Public Comments will be reviewed at the HTAS meeting on 9/15/2016.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) for Breast Cancer Screening in Average Risk WomenUnder development

The draft coverage guidance will be discussed at the 9/15/2016 meeting of the Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee.