The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) released proposed changes to the 2023 Medicare program that, if finalized, would eliminate cost sharing for colonoscopies after a positive non-invasive screening test, and lower the minimum age of colorectal cancer screening to 45.
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Sen. Judith Zaffirini Receives Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
Sen. Judith Zaffirini (SD-21) received the Advocacy in Action award recently, one of the most prestigious awards presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition of her significant contributions to the fight against cancer in Texas, including her leadership this past session in authoring legislation that makes it more affordable for Texans to receive their lifesaving colorectal cancer screenings.
The President announced this morning he is ‘reigniting’ his commitment to ‘end cancer as we know it,’ building on the initial and robust cancer moonshot investment in discovery, prioritizing increased uptake of prevention and addressing health disparities.
New Guidance from Administration Helps Ensure Coverage for Follow-up Colonoscopies, Will Save Lives from Colon Cancer
New guidance from the Tri-Agencies (Department of Labor, Department of Health and Human Services, Treasury) announced late Monday says private insurance plans must now cover follow-up colonoscopies after a positive non-invasive stool test.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – As lawmakers dive into the 2022 legislative session, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) urges legislators to prioritize improving access to colorectal cancer screenings and increasing the state’s tobacco taxes, both of which will ease t
Two Rhode Island Lawmakers Receive National Distinguished Advocacy Award for Championing Lifesaving Cancer Public Policy
PROVIDENCE – Senate Majority Whip Maryellen Goodwin and House Deputy Majority Whip Mia Ackerman each received the National Distinguished Advocacy Award this week, the most prestigious award presented by the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), in recognition
Beginning today, Texans 45 and older will have coverage for colorectal cancer screening, per a new state law that updates the age for such lifesaving screenings from 50 to 45 in accordance with