Public Health Meets Policy: Colon Cancer Screening

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
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