Lawmakers work to eliminate Medicare polyp removal fee

03/25/2013 |

Lawmakers in the Senate and House have introduced the Supporting ColoRectal Examination and Education Now Act to eliminate Medicare cost-sharing in cases where polyps are removed during a screening colonoscopy. ACG President Dr. Ronald J. Vender said the cost-sharing "undermines the intended purpose of the procedure — to prevent cancer from developing in the first place."

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