Oregon's Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) determines coverage of health benefits for the Oregon Health Plan. HERC also develops evidence-based reports to advise health plans and provide information on the optimal provision of health services for Oregonians. The HERC's evidence-based guidelines subcommittee (EbGS) develops these reports, called Coverage Guidances.

What makes a good topic for EbGS to consider developing into a report?

EbGS selects topics that meet one or more of the following criteria:
  • disease prevalence and impact on health
  • uncertainty with regard to efficacy or harms
  • important variation or controversy in clinical care
  • cost impact
  • high public interest
  • the availability of relevant information about subgroups
  • the likelihood a report on this topic will produce a meaningful change in health care delivery
This survey is to ensure any member of the public can suggest a topic for review. To view examples of past topics that have been through the EbGS process, check out HERC's webpage for topics currently under development or past reports that EbGS has developed.

Anyone can recommend a new topic for consideration, or reconsideration of previous coverage guidances based on new information.

What if my topic does not meet the criteria for a good EbGS topic?

There are many ways to ask HERC to review a topic! While this survey is meant to get targeted feedback for a specific process, HERC staff are always interested to engage with members of the public if they have a coverage concern. Please email us at herc.info@oha.oregon.gov.

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