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News Release
HERC & VbBS meetings 10/7/2021 - 09/08/21

September 8, 2021

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

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

HERC & VbBS meetings 10/7/2021

Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission meets October 7 Online

What: A public meeting of the Health Evidence Review Commission

When: Thursday, October 7, 1:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: By Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612620840?pwd=cmJReVFMZy9sNjFIQVBtQk1EclRIUT09  

Or dial 1-669-254-5252

Meeting ID: 161 262 0840 | Passcode: 920583

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, 10/5/21, 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 (up to 1,000 words per sender for each topic) will be accepted until noon on 10/5/21; 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
    • High-frequency chest wall oscillation devices

*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 October 7 Online

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

When: Thursday, October 7, 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Where: By Zoom: https://www.zoomgov.com/j/1612620840?pwd=cmJReVFMZy9sNjFIQVBtQk1EclRIUT09  

Or dial 1-669-254-5252

Meeting ID: 161 262 0840 | Passcode: 920583

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, 10/5/21, 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 (up to 1,000 words per sender for each topic) will be accepted until noon on 10/5/21; 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:

  • New COVID-19 codes
  • 2022 CPT and HCPCS code placements
  • Straightforward consent agenda items
    • Septoplasty coding corrections
    • Wireless capsule endoscopy
  • Neuropsychological testing prior to epilepsy surgery clarification
  • Minimally invasive lumbar decompression for spinal stenosis
  • Interspinous/interlaminar process spacer devices
  • Interventional treatments for acute and chronic pain
  • Continuous glucose monitors for type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes
  • Limits on diabetic test strips
  • Vitiligo
  • Treatment of acquired penile anomalies
  • Falls Prevention Programs
  • Neurectomy for wrist arthritis
  • Cranial electrical stimulation for treatment of anxiety, depression and insomnia
  • Ankle arthrodesis
  • Coverage guidance
    • High-frequency chest wall oscillation devices

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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