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On April 6, 2017 Do Your Part to Restore Coverage for Interventional Spine Procedures in Oregon

Thursday, March 9, 2017  
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On April 6, 2017, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) will reconsider its ruling that eliminated coverage for epidural steroid injections. The OHA's  Health Evidence Review Commission’s Evidence-based Guidelines Subcommittee will meet to review and discuss the initial draft coverage guidance “Low Back Pain: Minimally Invasive and Non-Corticosteroid Percutaneous Interventions” and revised coverage guidance “Low Back Pain: Corticosteroid Injections.”

It is critical that interventional pain physicians and their patients are in the room to make their voices heard.

The meeting takes place on April 6, 2017, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m at the Clackamas Community College Wilsonville Training Center, Room 111-112, 29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Wilsonville, Oregon 97070.

To listen-in only (with no opportunity to comment):

  • Call 888-204-5984 and enter participant code 801373, or
  • Listen via the web by registering here

The non-corticosteroid percutaneous interventions evidence sources cited by OHA are listed on their blog. It is anticipated that the initial draft coverage guidance will be available in agenda materials and posted one week prior to the meeting.

For more information about the meeting from OHA, visit the committee’s website.

For details about SIS advocacy on coverage issues in Oregon, click here. 


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