Anesthesia, Colonoscopy and Co-Pays

There’s a new update on colonoscopy coverage! Guidance from Health and Human Services (HHS) indicates that issuers cannot impose cost-sharing for anesthesia services performed in connection with preventive colonoscopies. We’ll break it down a little bit… The Background Since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), there has been confusion about preventive colorectal cancer screening and costs.…  Read More

Colorectal Cancer News in Brief: October 16

Briefly: The elderly are much more likely to have their colons perforated during colonoscopy, and inflammatory bowel disease patients who are part of a colonoscopy surveillance program before a diagnosis of colorectal cancer are diagnosed at an earlier stage and have much better survival than patients who don’t have colonoscopies before diagnosis. There is help online…  Read More