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Health Evidence Review Commission Next Meeting Details

Selected10/30/201410:00 am - 2:30 p.m.Canby GrovePlaza Lodge Fireside Meeting Room

Topic Details

HERC, along with representatives from its subcommittees and advisory panels, will hold a retreat on October 30th.  They will discuss the recommendations included in the Center for Evidence-based Policy’s process assessment and improvement study in planning the commission’s future development and dissemination of evidence-based reports.  No discussion will occur regarding the placement of services on the Prioritized List or deliberation on specific coverage guidance topics.  The retreat will be open to the public but public comment will not be taken.

HERC Retreat Agenda 10-30-2014
HERC Retreat Materials 10-30-2014
Health Evidence Review Commission Future Meetings or Archives

Evidence-based Guidelines Subcommittee (EbGS)

Selected11/6/20142:00 - 5:00 p.m.Meridian Park HospitalRoom 117B&C

Topic Details
The agenda will include discussion of draft coverage guidances on the following topics:
  • Home Birth (continued from September 2014)
  • Inferior Vena Cava Filters for Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism
  • Coronary artery revascularization for stable angina

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Evidence-based Guidelines Subcommittee Future Meetings or Archives

Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee (HTAS)

Selected11/24/20141:00 - 4:00 p.m.Meridian Park HospitalRoom 104

Topic Details

Review of public comment on the following draft coverage guidances:

  • Alternatives to Transurethral Resection of the Prostate (TURP)
  • Advanced Imaging in Staging of Prostate Cancer.

Initial discussion of draft coverage guidance on:

  • Genetic Tests of cancer tissue for prognosis and potential response to treatment (sources)

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Value-based Benefits Subcommittee (VbBS)

Selected11/13/20148:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.Meridian Park HospitalRoom 117B&C

Topic Details

Items scheduled for discussion could include, but may not be limited to, the following topics:

  • 2015 CPT code placement
    • Genetic testing codes
    • 2015 CDT codes
  • Unilateral tonsillar hypertrophy
  • Intraocular steroid implants
  • Hemangiomas
  • Surgical treatment of sleep apnea in children with craniofacial anomalies
  • Services recommended for noncoverage table
  • Coverage guidances
    • Percutaneous Interventions for Cervical Spine Pain
    • Nuclear cardiac imaging
    • Ablation for atrial fibrillation
  • Potential new guidelines on:
    • Breastfeeding support and pumping supplies
  • Potential revisions to existing guidelines on:
    • Obstructive sleep apnea guideline
    • Sinusitis surgery guideline
    • Denture guideline
    • Retained tympanostomy tube guideline
  • Various straightforward coding changes to the Prioritized List


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Value-based Benefits Subcommittee Future Meetings or Archives