These free videos explain commonly used screening methods, as well as treatment options and personal stories.
Tools for Your Clinical Practice
Most people will not get tested for colorectal cancer unless their health care teams recommend them. Get help explaining the importance of colorectal cancer screening and overcoming patient resistance. Call 1-800-227-2345 anytime to request the patient materials below.
Free brochure encourages your patients to talk with you about colorectal cancer screening and provides a list of questions to ask to help facilitate the conversation.
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Free wall chart for your office explains ACS guidelines and recommendations for early detection of cancer in asymptomatic individuals. Chart contains guidelines in both English and Spanish. Print it from here or call 1-800-227-2345 to order.
This manual provides step by step instructions to help community health centers implement processes that will reduce physician workload and increase colorectal cancer screening. Important topics, such as conducting baseline screening rates, assessing capacity and preparing your team are covered. The goal of this manual is to offer practical advice for implementing expert-endorsed recommendations one step at a time. This manual serves as a supplement to the existing How to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates in Practice: A Primary Care Clinician’s Evidence-based Toolbox and Guide, by providing succinct step-by-step instructions for CHC teams to improve CRC Screening and outcomes in practice.
A shorter version of the toolbox below, this brief guide pulls together the most important material from the full action plan, including charts, templates and sample materials that clinicians can put to use. Also available as a PDF [1.32Mb].
Created by clinicians for clinicians. Sign up for this interactive Web-based toolbox to get materials to help improve colorectal cancer screening rates. It provides state-of-the-science information, advice to help make your screening practices more efficient, and tools for use in your practice. Also available as a PDF [3.18Mb].
Many patients don’t follow through with scheduling a screening appointment or follow-up visit. You can customize these letters and phone scripts for your own practice to make sure patients take the next vital step in screening. Simply cut from the pdf and paste into your own word processing document.
This information outlines Medicare coverage for colorectal cancer screening and other early detection tests. It also explains coverage of the Welcome to Medicare and yearly Wellness visits.
This brochure explains some provisions of the health care law, including coverage for screenings like colonoscopy.
The Kaiser Family Foundation summarizes Affordable Care Act requirements for coverage of preventive services by private health plans.
Guidelines from the American Cancer Society, the US Preventive Services Taskforce, and others recommend high-sensitivity fecal occult blood tests (FOBT) as one option for colorectal cancer screening. This document provides state-of-the-science information about guaiac-based FOBT and fecal immunochemical tests (FIT).
The American Cancer Society FluFOBT program is intended to assist medical practices in increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening. Data show that offering and providing take-home fecal occult blood tests (FOBTs) or fecal immunochemical tests (FITs) to patients at the time of their annual flu shot increases CRC screening rates.
This guidebooks was created to support appropriate colorectal screening and follow up and proper utilization of family history data within the eClinicalWorks EHR system (eCW).