Legislators Send Letter to President Obama Calling for Medicare Colonoscopy Cost-Sharing Reform
The letter requested a policy change regarding cost-sharing for polyp removal during Medicare colorectal cancer screening colonoscopies.
The American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy applauded the legislators' efforts. "ASGE urges the President to recognize the truly unique nature of screening colonoscopy and its ability to prevent, not just detect, colorectal cancer and take action this year to remove coinsurance for polyp removal during screening colonoscopy for Medicare patients," said ASGE president Colleen M. Schmitt, MD, MHS, FASGE, in the report.
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