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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 Approved-in revision12/15/2015 8:00 AM1/18/2016 8:00 AM

This coverage guidance was approved at the 10/6/2016 VbBS and HERC meetings. The final version will be posted shortly.

Timing of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive PlacementUnder development6/6/2016 4:00 PM7/8/2016 8:00 AM

VbBS and HERC will review the draft coverage guidance at their November 10, 2016 meetings.

Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (3D Mammography) for Breast Cancer Screening in Average Risk WomenUnder development-open for comment9/16/2016 12:00 AM10/17/2016 8:00 AM

The draft coverage guidance has been posted for pubic comment from 9/16/2017 to 8 a.m. 10/17/2016. Public comments will be discussed at the HTAS meeting schedule for 12/1/2016.

Low Back Pain- Epidural Steroid InjectionsUnder development

​EbGS will discuss the draft coverage guidance at its meeting 11/3/2016.