Catalyst in Indiana

2022-2023 Catalyst Grantee


In March 2022, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signed into law legislation that eliminated cost sharing for all colorectal cancer screening including colonoscopy following an abnormal non-invasive screening test. This built on a law that was passed in 2020 that required insurance companies to cover colonoscopies at age 45 instead of the previously recommended 50. 

Colorectal Cancer Screening in Indiana

*Overall Percentage of Adults Who Are Up to Date with Colorectal Cancer Screening

Indiana Grantees 

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in Indiana empowers ordinary people from every walk of life to use their stories, voices and passion to advocate for their friends and family members with cancer. Where ordinary people make extraordinary power to eliminate cancer as a major health problem. 

Indiana Colorectal Cancer Screening Coverage

Indiana state law requires coverage for colorectal cancer screening for those beginning at 45 years of age or less than 45 years of age and at high risk for colorectal cancer. Insurers regulated by the state must also cover a colorectal cancer screening test assigned either an "A" or "B" grade by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) which includes high-sensitivity guaiac fecal occult blood test (gFOBT), fecal immunochemical test (FIT), stool DNA test (such as Cologuard), colonoscopy, CT colonography, and flexible sigmoidoscopy. They are also required to cover a colonoscopy if a patient receives an abnormal result on a non-invasive colorectal cancer screening test. 

Indiana is the 10th deadliest state for colorectal cancer in the U.S.

Relentless Champions in Indiana

Bryan Hannon

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

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