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ESI Coverage in Oregon Will End Without Your Immediate Action

Thursday, May 12, 2016  

On May 11, 2016, SIS submitted comments to the Oregon Health Authority regarding their decision to eliminate coverage of epidural steroid injections (ESIs) effective July 1st.

Oregon physicians and stakeholders are encouraged to attend and present public comments at the OHA’s Value-based Benefits Subcommittee (VbBS) meeting on Thursday, May 19th from 8:30 am – 1:00pm. To present public comments, stakeholders should arrive by 12:45 pm. The VbBs will not be addressing this topic specifically, but will hear comments.

Any SIS members interested in attending this meeting and attempting to provide comment are encouraged to contact SIS staff to obtain an outline of key points.

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