Encourage eligible Medicare Advantage patients to get screened for colorectal cancer

Colorectal cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States. Screening, early detection and treatments are effective at reducing deaths from this cancer.

The Colorectal Cancer Screening (COL) HEDIS® star measure assesses patients ages 50–75 who had appropriate screenings for colorectal cancer.

Colonoscopy is the gold standard for colorectal cancer screening. There are alternative options for patients who are hesitant to have one.

Read the Colorectal Cancer Screening tip sheet to learn about this measure including what information to include in medical records, codes for patient claims and tips for talking with patients.

Source: https://www.cancer.org/research/cancer-facts-statistics/colorectal-cancer-facts-figures.html

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