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University of Colorado Cancer Center, A National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center
 

Updates and Reminders


Medical Quality Assurance Committee: Approved Program Changes 

  • Adenomas with High Grade Dysplasia (HGD) and Carcinoma in Situ (CIS) will both be considered non-invasive cancer. As follow-up for CIS or HGD is usually a repeat endoscopic procedure, patients with HGD or CIS will not be eligible for treatment funds. Follow-up exams will be covered by the Program.
  • Screening Guidelines: Increased Risk-FDR with history of adenoma are no longer considered to be at ‘increased risk’ unless the adenoma is ‘advanced’ (defined as >/= 1 cm in size and/or villous or tubulovillous histology). Advanced adenoma must be documented (i.e.​ colonoscopy report or other documentation from medical record from FDR must be reviewed by PN/clinic staff.)
  • Removal of Rectal Condylomas found during colorectal cancer screening in the Program will be covered by the Program, and will be tracked separately.
  • Treatment for carcinoid tumors of the colon found during colorectal cancer screening is covered by the Program.
  • CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy) will be covered by the Program for patients unable to complete a colonoscopy. 


 

Revision (5/19/14) CCSP Reimbursable Screening Guidelines​​ 

*​Please see Program Manual for complete screening guidelines*

Pogram Manual: Chapter 2.pdf

    • Average risk individuals' age to stop screening is 85 years.  ​
      Note:  Comorbidity should be considered for those between 75-85 years.
  • Increased risk individuals, 45 years and older, with blood in the stool or a positive FOBT are eligible for endoscopic evaluation through CCSP (colonoscopy).
  • Increased risk individuals, on a previous endoscopic screening, with sessile serrated polyp without dysplasia, at the initial time of polyp diagnosis, cololonsocopy every 5 years after initial polyp removal.  If then that exam is normal, colonoscopy every 5-10 years thereafter.
  • Increased risk individiuals, on a previous endoscopic screening, with any sessile serrated polyp with cytologic dysplasia, at the initial time of polyp diagnosis, colonoscopy every 3 years [providing that piecemeal removal has not been done and the adenoma(s) are completely removed].  If the follow-up exam is normal or shows only one or two small tubular adenomas with low-grade dysplasia, then colonoscopy every 5 years thereafter.​


 

FY15 Screening Deadlines and Check Ins.pdf- Fiscal Year 15: July 2014-June 2015- 
 

NCCRT 80% by 2018: The Colorado Colorectal Screening Program, along with several other organizations, have joined with the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to ensure that we reach the goal of getting 80% of eligible individuals screened for colorectal cancer by 2018.  Please click the link below for further information.

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Thank you for your hard work and all of your efforts in increasing colorectal cancer screening rates across the state of Colorado!