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CRC News: May 11, 2022

CRC News: May 11, 2022

Dear NCCRT Members:

We have several exciting updates to share with you this week.

Registration is open for NCCRT’s Next Blue Star Conversation!

Join us for our next Blue Star Conversation on Tuesday, June 7, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 PM ET. The upcoming “Demystifying Colorectal Cancer Screening Quality Measures: A Conversation with NCQA’s Mary Barton” will be hosted by the Policy Action Strategic Priority Team and will feature an interview with Mary Barton, MD MPP, Vice President of Performance Measurement at the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA).

It’s been an exciting year with many policy successes, including adding CRC screening as a Medicaid measure and the elimination of cost sharing for colonoscopies that follow abnormal non-colonoscopy tests for private health plans. Now is your chance to ask an expert about what this all means for CRC screening tracking at the health plan level.

NCCRT’s Blue Star Conversations is a series of one-hour programs that feature a brief and topical presentation or interview followed by interactive discussion and regrouping for key takeaways. Each conversation in the series is hosted by one of NCCRT’s six Strategic Priority Teams.

Registration is open to NCCRT members and CDC’s Colorectal Cancer Control Program and Comprehensive Cancer Control Program grantees.

Do you need to update your NCCRT member representatives? Or are you unsure of who is on our lists? Please email [email protected].

We hope you will join us for the next program in this exciting new series! .

Resource Update: How Can Women’s Health Providers Save More Lives from Colorectal Cancer?

May 8-14, 2022 is National Women’s Health Week, the perfect time to review and circulate our newly updated brief on how women’s health providers can help advance the shared goal to reach colorectal cancer screening rates of 80% and higher in adults ages 45 and older.

NCCRT would like to thank the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists for supporting the development of this resource, and for their longtime commitment to advancing colorectal cancer screening as an NCCRT member.

Visit the NCCRT Resource Center to download this newly updated resource and share in your networks to equip women’s health providers with six action steps to advance 80% in Every Community. Please also keep an eye out for additional NCCRT resource updates coming soon!

New NCCN CRC Screening Guideline for Patients Now Available in 18 Languages

In December 2021, the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN®) announced the publication of new a free guide for patients and caregivers that breaks down the different ways screening can be done and explains the recommended timing according to the latest research. The guidelines are now available in 18 languages.

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The NCCRT Team

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