Attend Oregon Health Authority’s Meeting to Comment on Coverage for Lower Back Injections

Members & Publications

January 13, 2017

The Oregon Health Evidence Review Commission’s Evidence-Based Guidelines Subcommittee will meet February 2, 2017 from 2-5 pm. The meeting agenda and materials will be available 1 week before the meeting. Among other items, the agenda will include discussion of the following topics:

  • Review public comment on draft coverage guidance on:
    • Low Back Pain - Corticosteroid Injections
  • Review initial draft coverage guidance on:
    • Low Back Pain: Minimally Invasive and Non-corticosteroid Percutaneous Interventions
    • Sources for this topic are available on the topic blog

In May, your Academy, as part of the Multi-Society Pain Work Group, signed on to a letter commenting on the Oregon Health Authority’s (OHA) decision to eliminate coverage of epidural steroid injections (ESI), effective July 1.

If you are interested in attending the in-person meeting:
Clackamas Community College
Wilsonville Training Center
29353 SW Town Center Loop E, Room 111-112
Wilsonville, Oregon 97070

If you are interested in joining the public listen-in only line:
Dial-in: (888) 204-5984
Participant Code: 801373
Webinar Registration Link:

Legislation Introduced to Alleviate Impact of Conversion Factor Cut for 2021

Nov 09, 2020

Last month, two bills were introduced in the House proposing solutions to the estimated 10.6% Physician Fee Schedule conversion factor cut expected to go into effect January 1, 2021.  The bills offer some relief to the cut, but do not reflect a comprehensive or long-term solution.  AAPM&R has therefore chosen to remain neutral regarding these bills. 

Your Academy continues to advocate for a permanent solution to the conversion factor cut while maintaining the important payment increases to office and outpatient evaluation and management services.