Colorectal Cancer Screening
Colorectal cancer is the fourth leading cause of cancer. 80 million people need screening for the disease, but nearly 32 million of these have not been screened even though screening has been shown to reduce the incidence and mortality associated with colon cancer.
Opportunities for savings
A conservative estimate of net savings from national implementation of the CERC model is $3.6 billion per year.
Safely reducing annual per capita spending
The key elements of the model include:
- Using locally available data to identify patients due for screening
- Lowering screening costs and improving compliance by offering effective, non-invasive FIT screening via shared decision-making and best-practice colonoscopy process
- Ensuring completion of the screening process, and any necessary re-screening, via a tele-enabled closed loop control system