• GI societies praise CMS for expanding CRC screening, raise concerns for reimbursement cuts

    4 days ago - By Healio

    While applauding CMS' 2023 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule for expanding Medicare coverage of colorectal cancer screening, gastrointestinal societies also voiced concerns over the reimbursement cuts to gastroenterology services.
    “In a win for patients and thanks to our collective advocacy efforts, CMS will expand Medicare coverage of colorectal cancer screening tests by reducing the minimum age payment limitation from age 50 to age 45, beginning in 2023,” ACG, AGA and ASGE noted in a joint statement. “CMS will also expand the regulatory definition of ‘CRC
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