Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Medicare Declines to Cover Virtual Colonoscopies

AP coverage of the decision

Seems logical to me, as much as I dislike colonoscopies the evidence isn't quite there (from what I've seen) that virtual colonoscopies are as effective, and they don't address what you do when you find something (polyps and such can be removed during the same procedure with a colonoscopy.)

2 comments:

Simone said...
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Linda - Admin said...

I had exactly the same thought process as you re: virtual colonoscopy when I was prepping for mine the other day ...
http://twoboysfourcatsnodogsyet.blogspot.com/2010/10/i-think-ill-wait-til-its-over-to-put.html

Linda