Colonoscopy Screenings: Free to Patients?

Amy Fasti

By Amy Fasti
Vice President Operations & Revenues Cycle Management, Physician Endoscopy


Many patients struggle to understand the new rules relating to health care costs. As deductibles and overall patient liability rise, patients must work to determine the health care needs that are most important and work within their financial realities. But there’s good news on the colonoscopy front—screenings are most likely covered under your plan as a free service to patients, with insurance paying the bill!

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PCC Names 2014 Champions of Colorectal Cancer Prevention

Blue Ribbon

PCC has named Cambia Health Solutions, Chris4Life Colon Cancer Foundation, Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation, and Dr. Aasma Shaukat as the recipients of the 2014 Preventing Colorectal Cancer Champion Award for Colorectal Cancer Prevention, an honor the not-for-profit organization established in 2011 to recognize individuals, groups and companies that provide either exceptional standards of care or that effectively advocate for the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer.

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Issue Brief #7: Sneak Peek

Colonoscopy screening is now a mandated benefit for insurance plans due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Patients are empowered to take action. How can you help increase screening rates and reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer?

Part of an ongoing series from Preventing Colorectal Cancer, this issue brief sheds light on recent updates to coverage and the effect on screening rates.

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Legislative Roundup

Ongoing changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), federal research budget cuts, grandfathered health plans and individual state actions regarding health care coverage—many issues have the potential to either enhance or hinder efforts to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer.

Learn more about the critical issues lurking around Capitol Hill.

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In the News


  • March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
  • PillCAM COLON Gets FDA Clearance
  • CRC Cases Rise Sharply Among Younger Adults

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We Need Your Help!

Preventing Colorectal Cancer’s mission is to educate the public and key stakeholders about the opportunities to reduce the incidence of colorectal cancer by promoting optimal screening and therapeutic care for patients and clinicians.

We want you to join us and embrace the mindset that together we can make a difference in redefining the standard of care, campaigning for transparency in reimbursement methodologies, and fighting for the coverage of sedation during colonoscopies.