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News Release
Health Evidence Review Commission & Value-based Benefits Subcommittee meetings 8/12/2021 - 07/16/21

July 16, 2021

Contacts: Philip Schmidt, 503-383-6079, philip.schmidt@dshoha.state.or.us  (media inquiries)

Daphne Peck, 503-580-9792, c.info@dhsoha.state.or.us">herc.info@dhsoha.state.or.us (meeting information or accommodation)

Health Evidence Review Commission & Value-based Benefits Subcommittee meetings 8/12/2021

Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission meets August 12 Online

What: A public meeting of the Health Evidence Review Commission

When: Thursday, August 12, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: By Zoom https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612072860?pwd=cWNIY0NFeTBjYnlhY2QxZjlpYmlpUT09

Or dial 1 (669) 254-5252 | Meeting ID: 161 207 2860, Passcode: 084034

Note: Unscheduled testimony will not be allowed at the meeting. If you think you may want to testify, please complete the survey to sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/herc-public-comment by Tuesday, 8/10/21, noon. If you decide not to testify, you can always decline later. If you need assistance in signing up for public testimony, please call Daphne Peck at 503-580-9792.

Written public comment will be accepted until noon on 8/10/21; submit to C.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us">HERC.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Agenda: HERC will consider the following topics:

  • VbBS report*
  • Coverage guidance:
    • Deep brain stimulation for refractory epilepsy

*Topics which remain unresolved at the conclusion of the morning's VbBS meeting will not be heard by HERC until a later date. Public notice of tabled topics will be announced 28-days prior their next scheduled discussion.

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. 


HERC’s Value-based Benefits Subcommittee meets August 12 in Online

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

When: Thursday, August 12, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where: By Zoom https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612072860?pwd=cWNIY0NFeTBjYnlhY2QxZjlpYmlpUT09

Or dial 1 (669) 254-5252 | Meeting ID: 161 207 2860, Passcode: 084034

Note: Unscheduled testimony will not be allowed at the meeting. If you think you may want to testify, please complete the survey to sign up at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/herc-public-comment by Tuesday, 8/10/21, noon. If you decide not to testify, you can always decline later. If you need assistance in signing up for public testimony, please call Daphne Peck at 503-580-9792.

Written public comment will be accepted until noon on 8/10/21; submit to C.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us">HERC.Info@dhsoha.state.or.us.

Agenda: Items scheduled for discussion could include, but may not be limited to, the following topics:

  • Various straightforward coding and guideline changes
  • COVID-related coding changes
  • 2022 ICD-10-CM code placements
  • Breast cancer index re-review
  • PET scans for breast cancer
  • PET scan guideline clarification
  • Cosmetic and reconstructive procedures
  • Periodicity schedule addition to preventive services guideline
  • USPSTF screening recommendation updates
    • Colon cancer screening 2021 update
  • Rhinoplasty and septoplasty coverage clarification
  • Neurostimulation for occipital neuralgia
  • Smoking cessation and elective surgery guideline
  • Corneoscleral lenses
  • Brachytherapy for hepatobiliary cancer
  • Radiofrequency ablation for uterine fibroids
  • Radiofrequency water vapor ablation of prostate for LUTS
  • Thrush
  • Solid organ transplants
  • Coverage guidance
    • Deep brain stimulation for refractory epilepsy

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 503-580-9792, 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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