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

This coverage guidance will be reviewed at a future meeting of the Value-based Benefits Subcommittee and HERC

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

Topic will be discussed at the June 2, 2016 EbGS meeting.

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

EbGS to review the draft coverage guidance and response to public comment at its 6/2/2016 meeting

Timing of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptive PlacementUnder development

The draft coverage guidance will be reviewed at the 6/2/2016 EbGS meeting.

Noninvasive Testing for Liver Fibrosis in Chronic Hepatitis C PatientsUnder development

HTAS will discuss this topic at their 6/16/2016 meeting.