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Colorectal Cancer Screening - Colonoscopy Medicare Coverage Detailed

Your Medicare Coverage

Colorectal Cancer Screening - Colonoscopy Detailed

Coverage: Conditions that must be met before Medicare will provide coverage, and limits to coverage.

Medicare covers this test once every 24 months if you're at high risk for colorectal cancer. If you aren't at high risk for colorectal cancer, Medicare covers this test once every 120 months, or 48 months after a previous flexible sigmoidoscopy.

CoPayment: The amount you need to pay.

You pay nothing for the screening colonoscopy, if your doctor acceptsassignment. If a screening colonoscopy test results in the biopsy or removal of a lesion or growth during the same visit, the procedure is considered diagnostic and you'll have to pay coinsurance or a copayment.

Medicare Part: The part of Medicare that pays for this service or supply.


Organization Name: The organization name that this coverage topic is associated with.

Important Notes: Details regarding important notes about the coverage.

You must pay an annual $147 deductible for Part B services and supplies before Medicare begins to pay its share.