News | February 12, 2009

CMS Not to Reimburse CT Colonography for Screening

February 12, 2009 - The U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided not to support federal reimbursement for CT colonography (also called virtual colonoscopy) for colorectal cancer screening due to insufficient evidence.

CMS had been evaluating CT colonography for screening for possible for Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, however, the majority of CMS panel members overseeing the viability of CT colonography for screening of colorectal cancer rejected the proposal, indicating that there was insufficient evidence to designate CT colonography a cost-efficient procedure.

For more information: www.cms.gov

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