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Health technology reviews

HTA supports the independent Health Technology Clinical Committee (HTCC), which makes coverage decisions that apply to state purchased health care programs. The HTCC is composed of community health care practitioners. HTA develops scientific, evidence-based reports on selected medical devices, procedures, and tests. The HTCC uses the reports and considers other information to determine the conditions for coverage. State agencies that purchase health care, use HTCC decisions to define covered services for the benefits they provide. 

Currently under review

Title

Phase

HTCC review 

Noninvasive cardiac imaging 

Draft report

November 5, 2021

Use of cardiac magnetic resonance angiography in adults and children Draft report November 19, 2021
Acupuncture for chronic migraine and chronic tension-type headaches  Final key questions March 18, 2022

All assessments

List may be sorted by table headings.
Title HTCC review 
Sacroiliac joint fusion: rereview  6/18/2021
Stem cell therapy for musculoskeletal conditions 6/12/2020
Vagal nerve stimulation for epilepsy and depression rereview 5/15/2020
Tinnitus: non-invasive, non-pharmacologic treatments 5/15/2020
Cell-free DNA prenatal screening for chromosomal aneuploidies (cfDNA) 1/17/2020
Hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome-rereview 11/22/2019
Whole exome sequencing 11/22/2019
Proton beam therapy - rereview 5/17/2019
Sacroiliac joint fusion 1/18/2019
Peripheral nerve ablation for limb pain 1/18/2019
Tumor treating fields (Optune®) - rereview 11/16/2018
Positron emission tomography (PET) scans for lymphoma - rereview 11/16/2018
Pharmacogenetic testing for patients being treated with oral anticoagulants 5/18/2018
Surgery for lumbar radiculopathy/ sciatica 5/18/2019
Gene expression profile testing of cancer tissue 3/16/2018
Genomic micro-array and whole exome sequencing 1/19/2018
Continuous glucose monitoring - rereview 1/19/2018
Chronic migraine and chronic tension-type headache 5/19/2017
Varicose veins 5/19/2017
Extracorporeal shock wave therapy for musculoskeletal conditions (ESWT) 3/17/2017
Pharmacogenetic testing for selected conditions 1/20/2017
Fecal microbiota transplantation 11/18/2016
Negative pressure wound therapy 11/18/2016
Autologous blood or platelet-rich plasma injections 5/20/2016
Bronchial thermoplasty for asthma 5/20/2016
Spinal injections 3/18/2016
Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy (ECMO) 3/18/2016
Cardiac stents 1/15/2016
Tumor treating fields (Optune®) 1/15/2016
Lumbar fusion for degenerative disc disease 11/20/2015
Tympanostomy tubes in children 11/20/2015
Bariatric surgery 5/15/2015
Imaging for rhinosinusitis 5/15/2015
Testosterone testing 3/20/2015
Appropriate imaging for breast cancer screening in special populations 1/16/2015
Functional neuroimaging for primary degenerative dementia or mild cognitive impairment 1/16/2015
Screening and monitoring tests for osteopenia/ osteoporosis 11/21/2014
Proton beam therapy 5/16/2014
Facet neurotomy 3/21/2014
Nonpharmacologic treatments for treatment-resistant depression 3/21/2014
Hip resurfacing 11/15/2013
Hyaluronic acid/ viscosupplementation 11/15/2013
Cardiac nuclear imaging 9/20/2013
Carotid artery stenting 9/20/2013
Catheter ablation procedures for supraventricular tachyarrhythmia (SVTA) including atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation 5/17/2013
Cochlear implants: Bilateral versus unilateral 5/17/2013
Cervical spinal fusion for degenerative disc disease 3/22/2013
Hyperbaric oxygen (HBO2) treatment for tissue damage 3/22/2013
Stereotactic radiation surgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy 11/16/2012
Vitamin D screening and testing 11/16/2012
Intensity modulated radiation therapy 9/21/2012
Robotic assisted surgery 5/18/2012
Upper endoscopy for GERD and GI symptoms 5/18/2012
Bone morphogenic proteins for use in spinal fusion 3/16/2012
Sleep apnea diagnosis and treatment in adults 3/16/2012
Microprocessor-controlled lower limb prosthetics 11/18/2011
Osteochondral allograft and autograft transplantation 11/18/2011
Hip surgery for femoroacetabular impingement syndrome (FAI) 9/16/2011
Positron emission tomography (PET) scans for lymphoma 9/16/2011
Applied behavioral analysis (ABA) therapy for autism 6/17/2011
Glucose monitoring 3/18/2011
Vertebroplasty, kyphoplasty and sacroplasty 12/10/2010
Total knee arthroplasty 10/22/2010
Routine ultrasound for pregnancy 10/22/2010
Breast MRI 8/20/2010
Spinal cord stimulation 8/20/2010
Coronary artery calcium scoring 11/20/2009
Electrical neural stimulation (ENS) 10/30/2009
Bone growth stimulators 8/28/2009
Vagal nerve stimulation for epilepsy and depression 8/28/2009
Artificial disc replacement 11/14/2017
Computed tomographic angiography (CTA) 11/14/2008
Arthroscopic knee surgery 8/15/2008
Implantable infusion pumps 8/15/2008
Discography 2/15/2008
Virtual colonoscopy or computed tomographic colonography (CTC) 2/15/2008
Upright/ positional MRI 5/18/2007

Contact

If you have questions about the Health Technology Assessment program, contact Christine Masters at: shtap@hca.wa.gov.