Health Evidence Review Commission

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Created by Oregon statute in 2011, the Health Evidence Review Commission (HERC) is a governor-appointed panel of 13 members that reviews evidence and weighs public testimony to inform health care coverage decisions and priorities for the Oregon Health Authority. The HERC’s decisions are reflected in the Oregon Health Plan’s Prioritized List of Health Services, which guides the coverage policies for Medicaid programs within Oregon.

The Center conducts health technology assessments, as well as systematic and comparative clinical effectiveness reviews of health care interventions, to assist the HERC members and staff in developing evidence-based coverage guidance. Center team members also consult with state staff to support the work and deliberations of the Commission.