USPSTF Colorectal Cancer Screening Recommendations Are a Victory for Patients
June 15, 2016
Washington, DC — Final United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) colorectal cancer screening recommendations assigned an “A” grade to colorectal cancer (CRC) screening in those ages 50-75 years and provided a list of recognized screening exams. The Affordable Care Act would now require private insurers to fully cover (with no co-pay) all of these USPSTF-recognized CRC screening exams – including CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy). Medicare should now recognize this overall “A” grade and provide full coverage for CT colonography.