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List of milestones

  • Coverage Guidance (pending approval)
  • Changes to the Prioritized List (pending)


To view the meeting material and minutes mentioned on this blog, please visit the public meetings page.

    Percutaneous Interventions for Cervical Spine Pain

    Next Steps

    VbBS will review the draft coverage guidance and consider related Prioritized List changes on 11/13/2014.

    8/14/2014

    VbBS reviewed the draft coverage guidance and staff recommendations for Prioritized List Changes and will continue discussion at its November 13, 2014 meeting.

    7/28/2014

    HTAS reviewed public comments and heard public testimony on the draft coverage guidance, made revisions, and referred it to the VbBS and HERC for implementation and approval The VbBS will review the draft coverage guidance at its meeting on 8/14/2014.

    Draft Coverage Guidance     Public Comment Disposition
    5/6/2014

    The draft coverage guidance​ has been posted for public comment. The public comment period ends at 8 a.m. Pacific Time on June 9, 2014.

    4/28/2014

    The HTAS reviewed the draft coverage guidance, and made revisions and requested that the draft be posted for public comment.

    4/4/2014

    These additional sources will be added to the draft coverage guidance based on expert input:

    Cohen, S.P., Bicket, M.C., Jamison, D., Wilkinson, I., & Rathmell, J.P. (2013). Epidural steroids: A comprehensive, evidence-based review. Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 38(3), 175-200. doi: 10.1097/AAP.0b013e31828ea086.

    Lee, S.H., Kim, K.T., Kim, D.H., Lee, B.J., Son, E.S., & Kwack, Y.H. (2012). Clinical outcomes of cervical radiculopathy following epidural steroid injection: a prospective study with follow-up for more than 2 years. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 37(12), 1041-1047. doi: 10.1097/BRS.0b013e31823b4d1f.

    2/24/14

    The HTAS discussed the initial draft coverage guidance and requested additional staff research. A revised draft will be reviewed April 28, 2014.

    1/8/14

    Topic was named to Cervical Spine Injections. Discussion of the topic was deferred to the February 24, 2014 HTAS meeting. Details  

    10/25/13

    HTAS will dicuss the initial draft coverage guidance on 11/25/13 at 1:00 pm Details

    Initial sources for the report are:

    Hashimoto, R., Raich, A., Ecker, E., Henrikson, N., Wallace, L., Dettori, J., & Chou, R. (2011). Spinal injections. Olympia, WA: Washington Health Technology Assessment Program. Retrieved from http://www.hta.hca.wa.gov/spinal_injections.html  


    Little , A., Pettinari, C., Vandegriff, S., Leof, A., Rahman, B., Zoller, E., Kriz, H., Gerrity, M., & King, V. (2013). Spinal injections: Update to the March 2011 WA HTA report. Portland, OR: Center for Evidence-based Policy, Oregon Health & Science University.


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