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Current Topics for Coverage Guidances


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
Planned out-of-hospital birthUnder development11/14/2014 8:00 AM12/15/2014 8:00 AM

VbBS and HERC will review this topic at their next meeting. Meeting date is to be determined.

Indications for proton beam therapy Under development2/25/2015 8:00 AM3/30/2015 8:00 AM

HTAS will continue its review public comment on the draft coverage guidance at its meeting on 9/10/2015.

Metabolic and bariatric surgery Under development

HTAS will discuss the initial draft coverage guidance at its meeting 9/10/2015.

Nitrous oxide use for labor pain managementUnder development

EbGS will begin review of the draft coverage guidance at its 9/3/2015 meeting.