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List of milestones

  • Consideration of topic selection, rescan 7/20/2016
  • Coverage Guidance approved 11/13/14
  • No changes to the Prioritized List 8/9/12

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

Lumbar Discography

Next Steps

Public comment will be reviewed at the September 15, 2016 HTAS 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.

VbBS reviewed the coverage guidance at its meeting August 9, 2012 but made no changes to the prioritized list of health services for the Oregon Health Plan.

The HERC reviewed and approved the draft coverage guidance as referred by the HTAS on June 25, 2012.
5/1/2012 - 5/30/12
The draft coverage guidance was posted for public comment.

The HTAS reviewed the initial draft coverage guidance on 4/23/12.