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Nuclear Cardiac Imaging



List of milestones

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Nuclear Cardiac Imaging for screening, diagnosis or risk stratification of coronary artery disease


HERC reviewed and approved the draft coverage guidance and related Prioritized List changes as changes as modified during the meeting.

Coverage Guidance   Public Comment Disposition   Prioritization Changes

VbBS reviewed the draft coverage guidance and recommended prioritization changes. See meeting materials for recommendations.


The EbGS reviewed public comments and heard public testimony on the draft coverage guidance, made revisions, and referred it to the VbBS and HERC for prioritization changes and approval. The VbBS will review the draft coverage guidance at its meeting on 11/13/2014. Draft Coverage Guidance  

6/25/14 to 8:00 am on 7/24/14

Rules for offering public comment are posted on our Coverage Guidance Open for Comment page. Draft Coverage Guidance


 EbGS deferred discussion of this topic to its June meeting. 


 The EbGS will review the initial draft coverage guidance on Nuclear Cardiac Imaging at its meeting April 24, 2014.

 Primary Source:

Washington State Health Care Authority Health Technology Assessment Program. (2013). Cardiac Nuclear Imaging. Olympia, WA: Health Technology Assessment Program. Retrieved December 2, 2013, from http://www.hca.wa.gov/hta/Pages/nuclear.aspx



Due to the weather-related cancellation of the February EbGS meeting, this topic has been rescheduled and will be discussed at the EbGS on 4/24/2014.


HERC approved this topic for development of a coverage guidance. Initial draft scheduled for review by EbGS on 4/3/2014. Updated 2/12/14

This topic selection is pending HERC approval.

Washington State Health Care Authority Health Technology Assessment Program. (2013). Nuclear Cardiac Imaging: Health technology assessment. Retrieved from http://www.hca.wa.gov/hta/documents/cni_final_report_081313.pdf