ASCA supports bill to drop all Medicare colonoscopy copays

03/19/2012 | BeckersASC.com

The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act of 2012, which eliminates copayments for screening colonoscopies that result in removal of a polyp or lesion, has won the support of the Ambulatory Surgery Center Association. The bill, sponsored by Rep. Charlie Dent, R-Pa., eliminates unexpected charges after a screening colonoscopy is deemed a therapeutic procedure because polyps are removed.

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