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Minority groups join outcry over CMS’ rejection of CTC screening coverage

March 23, 2009 Diagnostic Imaging. Minority groups join outcry over CMS’ rejection of CTC screening coverage By H.A. Abella Members of the Congressional Black Caucus have joined the ranks of CT colonography advocates to pressure the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to reverse a proposal to deny reimbursement for CTC screening. Proponents argue that the policy could widen existing colon cancer screening inequalities. In a Proposed Decision Memorandum issued Feb. 11, CMS suggested that current scientific evidence is inadequate to conclude that CTC improves net health benefits for asymptomatic average-risk Medicare beneficiaries. CMS thus decided that CTC for colorectal cancer screening should remain uncovered.

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