Follow-up Colonoscopy Resources

Cost can be a significant barrier to accessing colorectal cancer screening. Fight CRC has worked with our advocacy partners to ensure that those who need a follow-up colonoscopy after a positive non-invasive screening test do not face out-of-pocket costs.

Starting in 2023, Medicare, Affordable Care Act, and commercial plans will now cover, as part of preventive care and screening, a follow-up colonoscopy after a non-invasive stool-based test returns a positive or abnormal result for patients 45 years of age and older. This change recognizes that a follow-up colonoscopy is a key part of the colorectal screening process.

Fight CRC is proud to partner with the American Gastroenterological Association (AGA) to provide free, downloadable, shareable resources to explain the recent policy change and what it means for patients, providers and insurers to help ensure that all patients benefit from this policy.


Patient Resources


Insurer Resources

Due to ongoing litigation in a federal case,  the federal government cannot currently require insurers to cover a wide array of preventative services at no cost to patients, including colorectal cancer screening. Check with your insurance provider to confirm whether your plan will continue to cover noninvasive testing and the follow-up colonoscopy as preventative care at no cost.

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