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Issue Brief 4 - Why We Need Pricing Transparency

Monday, November 26, 2012

 

Why We Need Pricing Transparency( HTML | PDF )

Preventing Colorectal Cancer, a not-for-profit oganization, strives to educate the public on all aspects of colorectal cancer screening through colonoscopy—why it’s important, how to get it done, and how much it will cost? Patients need to know the price of the procedure and related expenses, including which part of the process is covered by insurance. Price transparency is an important public policy goal for individuals and providers, as well as their communities to ensure patients are receiving the best value for the dollar.

 

Issue Brief 3 - Health Insurers Should Cover Propofol Sedation

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

 

Health Insurers Should Cover Propofol Sedation During Colonoscopy Procedures ( HTML )

Health insurers should cover the most effective screening procedures available to prevent colon cancer. Most leading experts now agree an important adjunct to a traditional colonoscopy is offering the sedation option of propofol during the screening procedure.

 

Issue Brief 2 - The Benefit of Propofol

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

 

The Benefit of Propofol ( HTML | PDF )

Preventing Colorectal Cancer encourages public policymakers to participate in a well-rounded and objective discussion regarding how and when propofol/Diprivan (propofol) should be administered for endoscopic sedation. With recent reports addressing both the benefits and abuse of propofol, it is important a national standard be established to improve colon cancer detection rates and clinical outcomes. Studies show that more precancerous polyps are detected and removed during screening colonoscopies when propofol is used to sedate patients.

 

Issue Brief 1 - Colonoscopies Prevent Colon Cancer

Thursday, April 26, 2012

 

Colonoscopies Prevent Colon Cancer ( HTML | PDF )

Preventing Colorectal Cancer encourages public policymakers to support colonoscopy as the "gold standard" colorectal cancer screening method. Beginning at age 50 (age 45 for African Americans), both men and women are at risk for developing colorectal cacner and should begin receiving preventative screenings.

 

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