|July 12, 2006|
- Establishes demonstration projects to provide screenings for colorectal cancer.
- Screening services are targeted toward individuals between 50 - 64 years of age (the pre-Medicare population), or those under 50 years old but with high risk of such cancer.
- Low-income and uninsured individuals who would not otherwise have coverage for colorectal cancer screening, diagnostic follow up, and/or treatment will be given priority.
- Provides case management and referrals for medical treatment of screened individuals.
- Ensures the full continuum of cancer care for individuals screened, including the appropriate follow-up for abnormal tests, diagnostic and therapeutic services, and treatment for detected cancers.
- Provides education and training for health professionals in the detection of colorectal cancer.
- Develops and disseminates findings and outcomes data in order to evaluate the program for cost, effectiveness and reach, which will inform future community screening and treatment efforts.