CRC News: April 30, 2021
Dear NCCRT Members:
Next week the Medicaid Child and Adult Core Set Annual Review Workgroup is meeting to make recommendations for changes to the Child and Adult Core Sets for 2022, which will include reviewing and voting on adding colorectal cancer screening as a quality measure. The public is invited to register to join the meeting and comment on Thursday, May 6th at 12:00pm ET.
Right now, it is optional for state Medicaid agencies to track and report on CRC screening. As such, the potential inclusion of colorectal cancer screening as a measure may be of interest to the NCCRT community.
Registration is required to participate and comment.
Additionally, Margaret Hitchcock of the California Colorectal Cancer Coalition (C4) has generously offered to share talking points developed to support the addition of the measure.
Special thanks to Stony Anderson of C4 for his excellent work pushing for the inclusion of CRC screening in the Medicaid and CHIP Core Set Annual Review. Additional thanks to Margaret Hitchcock, Folasade May, Beverly Green, Richard Wender, Robert Smith, Caroline Powers, Heather Dacus, and other members of the NCCRT Policy Action Strategic Priority Team for helping to bring this issue to attention.
The NCCRT Team
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