An estimated 149,500 men and women will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer in 2021 and 52,980 individuals are estimated to die from the disease. Without a continued, dedicated federal investment in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection, the U.S. could experience a reduction in screening leading to increases in completely preventable colorectal cancer cases and deaths. This factsheet discusses the importance of continued funding for the Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP).
ACS CAN Comments on CY2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule
ACS CAN's comments in response to the calendar year (CY) 2022 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule proposed rule focused on two issues:
1. whether HHS should create a separate code for pain management activities, and
2. expressing support for the changes to beneficiary cost sharing as a result of the colonoscopy fix enacted as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021. ACS CAN also urged CMS to clarify that follow-up colonoscopies shoudld be included as part of the preventive services benefit and thus available to beneficaries at no cost-sharing.