Report on Savings to Medicare from Increased Colorectal Cancer Screening (2007)

This report describes potential savings to Medicare and pre-Medicare payers from increased colorectal cancer screening among 50-64 year olds.

The Lewin Group, in collaboration with the NCCRT, developed a cost model that explores how increased colorectal cancer screening among pre-Medicare eligible individuals (aged 50-64 years) could translate into Medicare savings realized through earlier detection and treatment, specifically polypectomy and treatment of early stage cancer. The study also looked at net costs to pre-Medicare payers.

Disclaimer: This resource does not reflect the new 2018 ACS guideline for colorectal cancer.