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Preventive care tests raise health care costs

Preventive care tests raise health care costs Making an economic case for colonoscopies is much more difficult. Colonoscopies are both a routine screening as well as a diagnostic tool when there are symptoms. And they are also a treatment procedure to remove polyps that may be precancerous. Full News here – Read more on The […]

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Auditor that Accredited VA Hospitals Where Patients Died to Review Same

Auditor that Accredited VA Hospitals Where Patients Died to Review Same … The fixes came too late for 44-year-old Army veteran Barry Coates, who was diagnosed with advanced colorectal cancer after more than a year of waiting for a colonoscopy. “It is likely too late for me,” the 44-year-old Army veteran testified before a … Full […]

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Mayo offers at-home colon cancer test; stool sample goes in the mail

Mayo offers at-home colon cancer test; stool sample goes in the mail While the colonoscopy will remain the gold standard for colon cancer screening — particularly among elderly adults with family histories of the disease — Mayo officials said this alternative will lead to more screening of adults who are squeamish … Full News here […]

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Barrett's esophagus associated with increased risk for colon polyps

Barrett's esophagus associated with increased risk for colon polyps Results showed those with Barrett's esophagus were 80% more likely to have any type of polyp detected during colonoscopy and 50% more likely to have adenomas detected. “This association might have important implications,” Arthi Kumaravel, MD, of the … Full News here – Read more on Healio

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Mayo Clinic Will Be First to Use Cologuard Home Cancer Test

Mayo Clinic Will Be First to Use Cologuard Home Cancer Test If the test is positive, you'll be advised to undergo a diagnostic colonoscopy for further diagnostic purposes. In a statement, David Ahlquist MD, the co-inventor of the test said: “The test is designed for high accuracy, ease of patient use, and wide … Full […]

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Mayo Clinic first to offer screening for colorectal cancer

Mayo Clinic first to offer screening for colorectal cancer Colonoscopies that screen for the catchable disease in the form of polyps require consuming liquid to trigger intestinal cleansing.The colonoscopy itself involves having aflexible, lighted tube inserted into the colon through the rectum to allow visual … Full News here – Read more on Post-Bulletin

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Dr. Keith Roach: Elevated white blood cells sometimes misleading

Dr. Keith Roach: Elevated white blood cells sometimes misleading So he was sent for more blood work, and he had lower-organ MRIs and a colonoscopy. All tests were negative. So we were told that they were going to monitor the monocytes and he might need a bone-marrow biopsy. He was told not to drink any […]

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Actor Brendan Cowell was expected to tender 'colour photos of his colonoscopy

Actor Brendan Cowell was expected to tender 'colour photos of his colonoscopy … A detailed explanation wasn't given about what the colonoscopy images would add to his defence, but Judge Charteris noted there was “always a first” for such things. The court heard the actor was set to argue the medical procedure had an effect […]

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I Need a What?

I Need a What? A colonoscopy. The scary "C" word. Something I've been putting off for a while. This is what you get for your birthday once you hit 50. "Hey, happy birthday! Here's your present — a gift-wrapped colonoscopy!" Fortunately, they don't sell home kits for … Full News here – Read more on […]

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Colonoscopy? Almost pleasant thanks to PIMC | Letters

Colonoscopy? Almost pleasant thanks to PIMC | Letters Just want to let anyone who might be hesitant to have a colonoscopy done here on the island know that my recent experience with the procedure at Peace Health was outstanding. Starting with the warm and friendly greeter, then the cheerful insurance … Full News here – […]

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Medicare's Colonoscopy Loophole Could Cost Your Patients

Medicare's Colonoscopy Loophole Could Cost Your Patients Proposals to fix the way Medicare collects colonoscopy co-pays from its beneficiaries are currently under consideration by both houses of the U.S. Congress. Backers say House Bill 1070 and Senate Bill 2348, known jointly as the "Removing Barriers to … Full News here – Read more on OutpatientSurgery.net

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OPPS Proposal Calls for Colonoscopy Complication Reporting

OPPS Proposal Calls for Colonoscopy Complication Reporting For the first time, hospital outpatient centers would be evaluated on the safety of their practitioners' skill in performing colonoscopies if language in a proposed rule from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services becomes final. Specifically, the … Full News here – Read more on HealthLeaders Media

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Advocates Lobby Congress To Close Medicare Loophole For Colonoscopy

Advocates Lobby Congress To Close Medicare Loophole For Colonoscopy … A coalition of advocacy groups focused on colorectal cancer asked Congress to fix the loophole in Medicare coverage of colonoscopies. The group, organized by Fight CRC and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, met July 16 to lobby for … Full News here – Read […]

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Presolicitation Notice – Colonoscopy Practice in Community Settings

Presolicitation Notice – Colonoscopy Practice in Community Settings Description: The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research plans to procure on a sole source basis to Dartmouth University 11 Rope Ferry Road #6210 Hanover, NH 03755-1404 to collect statewide data on colonoscopies. This acquisition … Full News here – Read more on Insurance News Net

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Putting the 10-year follow-up colonoscopy guideline to the test: 5 things to know

Putting the 10-year follow-up colonoscopy guideline to the test: 5 things to know In a recent study published in the journal Gastroenterology researchers put forth the idea that the 10-year interval recommendation between colonoscopy screenings for average risk patients can have negative results. The researchers set out to determine … Full News here – Read […]

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