Sample Risk Assessment Screening Algorithm

These screening algorithms include recommended screening options for the average-risk and high-risk patient and provide a sample starter policy for your practice. A policy that incorporates the considerations of risk level, insurance coverage, local medical resources, and patient preference will lead to the best screening choice for each patient. These sample algorithms also provide a review of screening options, helpful definitions to improve understanding, and coding assistance for Medicare patients. Two samples are provided for practices considering either the USPSTF screening recommendations or the 2018 American Cancer Society Colorectal Cancer Screening Guideline.