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CRC News: November 22, 2022

CRC News: November 22, 2022
Dear NCCRT Members & 80% Partners:Going into the Thanksgiving holiday, we want to share our immense gratitude for the work that you do to save lives from colorectal cancer. We hope you enjoy a relaxing holiday. But first, we’d like to share a few updates with you.

Deadline Extended: Nominations for the 2023 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards

It’s not too late to get your nominations in for the 2023 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards! You now have until end of day Thursday, December 1st to submit your nominations for individuals or organizations that are dedicating their time, talent and expertise to advancing needed initiatives that support the shared goal to reach colorectal screening rates of 80% and higher in communities across the nation. Self-nominations are accepted, too!

Visit the awards webpage to learn about contest rules, prizes and recognition, and to submit your nomination. The top nominee will receive a $3,000 donation to support their efforts (see the website for details and exceptions).

The 80% in Every Community National Achievement Awards program is made possible in part by support from Platinum sponsors to our 2022 NCCRT Annual Meeting. Thank you to Guardant Health and Labcorp for sponsoring the 2022 awards program! Learn more and submit a nomination.

2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Finalizes Expanded Colorectal Cancer Screening Coverage

On November 1, 2022, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized the , 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 .

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  (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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