Newest results of Health Technology Assessment Committee in the Seattle TimesWashington's Health Technology Assessment (HTA) program is weighing scientific evidence for various medical procedures to determine whether they merit coverage by state agencies. An 11-member citizens group already has ruled against covering upright MRIs; discography for diagnosing back pain; and CT, or "virtual," colonoscopy. The binding decision applies to 763,000 state and public employees, Medicaid clients and workers'-compensation claimants.
Members on the HTA board include members from the UW Medical community, two of which are Carson Odegard and Karen Anderson, ExDP alumni.
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