Nearly 1 in 8 elective colonoscopies result in out-of-network claims

About 12% of elective colonoscopies during a recent 5-year period led to out-of-network claims that averaged hundreds of dollars more than the typical insurance payment, data in Annals of Internal Medicine show.“Colonoscopy is such an effective cancer prevention tool,” James M. Scheiman, MD, chief of the division of gastroenterology and hepatology at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, told Healio Primary Care. “We need to be sure unexpected, out-of-pocket costs do not discourage patients from receiving the test.”In one of the latest studies to exploreRead More

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