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It’s Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month!

Find reimbursement resources for your practice and patients and help us raise awareness about the importance of getting screened for colorectal cancer.
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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.

This guide outlines what patients can expect to pay and what patients should do if they receive a bill they were not expecting after having a colorectal cancer screening.

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 resource outlines the test options patients can use to get screened for colorectal cancer (CRC). 

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.

What else is coming up this month?

  • Mar. 3 - Dress in Blue Day

    Wear blue to bring awareness to colorectal cancer and honor those who have been impacted by CRC. Share your photos on social media and tag @AmerGastroAssn!

  • Mar. 10 - White House meeting

    AGA will be among the groups participating in a roundtable discussion at the White House. Stay tuned for a recap!

  • Mar. 13 - United in Blue rally

    We'll be joining Fight CRC for the United in Blue rally on the National Mall. The rally will take place at the same location as the CRC flag installation (15th St., NW and Constitution Ave, NW).

Interested in more CRC resources?

Visit the AGA GI Patient Center for colorectal cancer patient education materials that can help patients understand and prepare for their colorectal cancer screening.

AGA clinical guidance

Find the latest evidence-based recommendations for treating your patients.