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News Release
Health Evidence Review Commission's Value-based Benefits Subcommittee meets November 12 - 10/29/20

October 29, 2020

Contact: Daphne Peck, 503-373-1985, c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

What: A public meeting of the Health Evidence Review Commission’s Value-based Benefits Subcommittee.

When: November 12, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: Via Zoom at https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1606106579?pwd=b3N5N2R5OEtCTlhDaWdYdXY4OVQvZz09. Or by telephone at +1 669 254 5252, meeting ID 160 610 6579, passcode 533773.

Members of the public who want to testify must sign up in advance at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/herc-public-comment by noon, November 10. Written public comment will be accepted until noon, November 10.

Agenda: Items scheduled for discussion could include:

  • Various straightforward coding and guideline changes.
  • COVID-related changes.
  • Oral health advisory panel report: 2021 CDT code placement, straightforward code changes, dental implant removal guideline, cone beam computed tomography, mercury containing amalgam.
  • Genetics advisory panel report: genetic 2021 CPT code placement, non-prenatal, non-cancer genetic testing guideline, whole exome sequencing.
  • Prenatal genetic testing guideline: non-invasive prenatal screening for aneuploidies (NIPS), expanded carrier screening to detect gene mutations that could affect offspring, which does not require knowledge of ancestry or ethnic background.
  • Hereditary cancer genetic testing guideline: Straightforward NCCN reference updates.
  • Behavioral health advisory panel: straightforward code change recommendations, neurobehavioral status exam and neuropsychological testing guideline, cognitive rehabilitation guideline, repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation, telehealth and MH/SUD.
  • 2021 CPT and HCPCS code review: medical physics dose evaluation, 2021 HCPCS code placement.
  • Home intraocular pressure monitoring.
  • Developmental motor delay update.
  • Opioids for conditions of the back and spine guideline.

For more information about the meeting, visit the committee’s website at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/HPA/DSI-HERC/Pages/Meetings-Public.aspx. The meeting agenda and materials will be available one week before the meeting. 

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If you need help or have questions, please contact Daphne Peck at 503-373-1985, 711 TTY or c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us at least 48 hours before the event. Written comments are also welcome at c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us.

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