2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Finalizes Expanded Colorectal Cancer Screening Coverage
On November 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule, expanding access to colorectal cancer screening coverage. Beginning January 1, 2023, Medicare will lower the minimum age for colorectal cancer screening from 50 to 45, in alignment with recommendations from major guidelines. Additionally, Medicare will now cover as a preventive service a follow-on screening colonoscopy after a non-invasive stool-based test returns a positive (abnormal) result, which means that beneficiaries will not have out-of-pocket costs for both tests. Learn more in the press release.
Congratulations and thanks to our colleagues at the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Fight Colorectal Cancer, and other champions that advocated for years to make this change!
The 2022 NCCRT Annual Meeting Was a Success!
The 2022 NCCRT Annual Meeting (Nov. 16-18) boasted record attendance. It was a dynamic program with expert presentations and fruitful discussions.
Slides and select session recordings will be made available on the NCCRT website in the next couple weeks. We will update you in this newsletter when these are available.
Many thanks for the great work you do!
The NCCRT Team
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