The items scheduled for discussion include:
1) Review initial draft coverage guidances on
a. Colonoscopic surveillance after polypectomy removed 1/22/15
2) Continue discussion of the draft coverage guidance on
a. Coronary artery revascularization for stable angina
3) Review public comment on the draft coverage guidance on
a. Home Birth
b. Inferior Vena Cava Filters for Prevention of Pulmonary Embolism
Reference to evidence source materials have been posted for the following topics
a. Colon surveillance after polypectomy
Primary evidence sources for this topic are:
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (2011) Colonoscopic surveillance for prevention of colorectal cancer in people with ulcerative colits, Crohn’s disease or adenomas. London: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. Available from: www.nice.org.uk/guidance/CG118
Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN). Diagnosis and management of colorectal cancer. Edinburgh: SIGN; 2011. (SIGN publication no. 126). [December 2011]. Available from: http://www.sign.ac.uk
New Zealand Guidelines Group. Guidance on surveillance for people at increased risk of colorectal cancer 2011. Wellington: New Zealand Guidelines Group; 2011.
Public comment will be accepted at each meeting but may be limited per the HERC policy.