Starting January 1, 2013, we will remove the age and frequency restrictions for preventive colorectal services in our preferred provider organization (PPO) and Indemnity plans. This will provide our members with greater access to preventive care for the following services:
The change will apply to the following plans:
National guidelines recommend colorectal cancer screening starting at age 50 and then every 10 years; however more frequent or earlier screenings may be necessary for patients with certain increased risk factors (such as a family history of colon cancer or personal history of polyps). We will provide coverage for these colorectal screenings when billed as a preventive service in accordance with national billing guidelines. For additional questions, please contact your account executive.
For more information contact your account executive or visit www.bluecrossma.com/employer/iai.