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

VbBS and HERC will review this topic at their next meeting, January 14, 2016.

Metabolic and bariatric surgery Under development

HTAS will continue discussion of the draft coverage guidance at its meeting 12/10/2015.

Nitrous oxide use for labor pain managementUnder development9/4/2015 12:00 AM10/5/2015 8:00 AM

VbBS and HERC will review this Coverage Guidance at their 1/14/16 meetings.

Skin Substitutes for Chronic Skin UlcersUnder development-open for comment11/13/2015 2:00 PM12/16/2015 8:00 AM

Posted for public comment until 8 a.m. Pacific Time 12/16/2016