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Petitioning Dr. Bruce Goldberg and 2 others

Oregon’s Value-based Benefits Subcommittee (HERC)Dr.SmitsDr. GoldbergDarren Coffman: Move Fibromyalgia “above the line,” onto Oregon’s Prioritized List of covered conditions

We are aware that the Value-based Benefits Subcommittee will be making a final decision on March 13th regarding whether to move Fibromyalgia “above the line,” onto Oregon’s Prioritized List of covered conditions.  This would allow 117,000 Oregon Medicaid patients who have fibromyalgia the ability to get access to diagnosis and treatment to lead healthier, more productive lives.  

We now know that fibromyalgia is a studied and treatable disease, with successful therapies that include medications, exercise, cognitive therapy and education. Recently developed evidence-based guidelines confirm that treatment is achievable. Coverage will also mean earlier diagnosis, better symptom management, fewer people on disability payments, and financial savings of health care resources.  Also, in 2014, fibromyalgia will, for the first time, gets its own ICD-10 code so doctors can better engage and track their fibromyalgia patients.

We urge the subcommittee to approve this request and recommend its passage to the Health Evidence Review Commission.

Please don’t let Oregon continue to be the ONLY state in the U.S. whose state Medicaid plan does not cover treatments for fibromyalgia.



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