Volume and Yield Of Screening Colonoscopy at a Tertiary Medical Center After Change in Medicare Reimbursement

OBJECTIVE:Starting July 1, 2001, Medicare began to reimburse for screening colonoscopy in asymptomatic adults older than 50 yr with no risk factors for colorectal cancer. We sought to determine the short-term impact of the change in Medicare reimbursement on the demand for and yield of screening colonoscopy at our tertiary institution.METHODS:Asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING