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Health Evidence Review Commission Next Meeting Details


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Selected11/13/20141:30 - 4:30 p.m.Meridian Park HospitalRoom 117B&C

Topic Details
HERC will consider the report of the Value-based Benefit Subcommittee (VbBS) report on recommended changes to the Prioritized List. These will include both interim modifications to the list to include the placement of new CPT, CDT and HCPCS codes for 2015.  In addition, a final set of changes will the list to become “bilingual,” with diagnosis codes using both ICD-9-CM and ICD-10-CM in anticipation of the implementation of ICD-10-CM. The list, as approved, will be implemented on January 1, 2015 and include other biennial review changes adopted since 2012.

The Commission will also consider the adoption of a coverage guidance on Indications for Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy based on recommendations from the Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee (HTAS), along with recommendations from VbBS on changes to the Prioritized List of Health Services in response to this coverage guidance.

Finally, the Commission will also potentially follow up on action steps identified at their October retreat in response to the recommendations included in the Center for Evidence-based Policy’s process assessment and improvement study on the Commission’s development and dissemination of evidence-based reports.

  
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Evidence-based Guidelines Subcommittee (EbGS)


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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

  
EBGS Agenda 11-6-2014
EbGS Materials 11-6-2014
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Health Technology Assessment Subcommittee (HTAS)


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

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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)


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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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