Javascript is not enabled.

Javascript must be enabled to use this site. Please enable Javascript in your browser and try again.

Colonoscopy Screening after the Affordable Care Act: Cost Barriers Per... Skip to content

Looking for work? The U.S. Census Bureau is hiring more than 500,000 people nationwide. Learn more.

 

Colonoscopy Screening after the Affordable Care Act: Cost Barriers Persist for Medicare Beneficiaries

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) sought to address low rates in the use of recommended preventive services—including colonoscopy—by partially eliminating Medicare beneficiary cost sharing. Beneficiaries continue to be exposed to costs if polyps are found and removed, if tissue is biopsied during the procedure, or if the colonoscopy is administered following a stool blood test indicating that cancerous cells might be present in the colon. These remaining costs could be a barrier to the use of this lifesaving test. This report discusses these barriers and presents policy options that may help overcome them. 

Read This Report

Join the Discussion

0 | Add Yours

Please leave your comment below.

You must be logged in to leave a comment.

GO TO THIS ARTICLE