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  • 07.19.10

    Colorectal Cancer Screening Underused Despite Expanded Medicare Coverage

    Medscape Today | Fran Lowry

    Despite expansion of Medicare coverage, colorectal cancer (CRC) screening remains underused for a variety of reasons, including lack of supplemental health insurance and a usual place of healthcare, according to new research published in the July/August issue of the Annals of Family Medicine. “In 2001, Medicare changed its policy on CRC screening to include reimbursement for screening colonoscopy for those at average risk as defined by national guidelines,” write Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, MPH, from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, in Worcester, and colleagues. “An important question is whether this expansion of benefits reduced disparities associated with the type of health insurance coverage, income, or usual place of care”…

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