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List of milestones

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

Low Back Pain: Non-Pharmacologic/Non-Invasive Interventions

Next Steps

Public comment will be reviewed at the September 1, 2016 EbGS meeting.

July 20, 2016 - 8:00 am, July 27, 2016

In preparation for the upcoming rescan of evidence for this coverage guidance, a draft scope statement has been posted for comment from 7/20/2016 to 8 a.m. on 7/27/2016. See our public comment page for details.


After reviewing the results of a literature search conducted in September, 2014, HERC reaffirmed the coverage guidance. The guidance has been reformatted to reflect the style of more recent coverage guidances.

HERC approved final coverage guidance on 6/14/2012.

The EbGS reviewed the public comments and referred to HERC for approval.

The EbGS revised draft coverage guidance and approved guidance (meeting materials page 5) except for the TENS and traction issue, which will be addressed at May meeting.

30-day Public Comment period for Coverage Guidance meeting materials were posted.