Patients are more likely to follow through with colorectal cancer screening if they are involved in the decision-making process with their practitioners. This is supported by the US Preventive Services Task Force1 and has been adopted by Quartz’s Preventive Health Clinical Practice Guideline.
To facilitate shared decision-making with your patients, the table of recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests in Quartz’s Preventive Health Clinical Practice Guideline has been updated:
To see these changes, go to Table 10. Summary of Recommended Colorectal Cancer Screening Tests.
Effective January, 1, 2018:
For all Commercial members, colonoscopy claims submitted with a screening diagnosis anywhere on the claim will be paid as preventive by Quartz.
Claims without a screening diagnosis will apply cost sharing.
1. Bibbins-Domingo K, Grossman DC, Curry SJ, et al. Screening for Colorectal Cancer: US Preventive ServicesTask Force Recommendation Statement. JAMA. 2016;315(23):2564-2575.
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