Happy Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!
It’s sobering to remember that colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the U.S. But there’s good news: we know that screenings save lives.
That’s why we’re raising awareness about the importance of getting screened starting at age 45 all throughout the year, but especially during CRC Awareness Month.
CRC screening should be free for all
Ensure that you and your patients get reimbursed for eligible CRC screening procedures with our resources. AGA offers a coding guide for you, and information for your patients about what they can expect to pay for screening procedures.
This guide outlines the most common colorectal cancer (CRC) screening tests — including colonoscopies and stool-based tests — with guidance on how to code for them and what patients can usually expect to pay.
Plus, did you know we have information for your patients about CRC screening? Use these tools in your practice and be sure to share on your practice website or on social media.
This month, we’ll be sharing clinical guidance and AGA journal content about CRC, plus we’ll be participating in events with Fight CRC to raise awareness about the importance of getting screened as a part of routine health check-ups.
Let’s work together to encourage screenings for colorectal cancer and save lives. Join us as we remind everyone that 45 is the new 50.