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Screening CTC for Colorectal Cancer Remains Noncovered

August 11, 2009:

Computed tomography colonography has not been proved to be an appropriate colorectal cancer screening test under §1861(pp)(1) of the Social Security Act, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in a final decision memorandum published on May 12, 2009.

The announcement came after more than a year of extensive review of medical literature, technology, and input from professional societies and the public. For this reason, CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening remains noncovered.


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