It's fitting that during Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month there is an intense discussion in the medical and regulatory communities and elsewhere about whether we should offer Medicare patients the option of a new screening test for colorectal cancer.
The test is called CT colonography, or virtual colonoscopy. In short, it is a CT scan that can find polyps and cancers in the colon with X-rays.
As of now, the odds are against Medicare coverage for this test. But there is still time for the...Full Story