The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (NCCRT) is a national coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations, as well as invited individuals whose mission is to advance colorectal cancer control efforts
National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable
The National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable, cofounded by the American Cancer Society and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a national coalition of public, private, and voluntary organizations, and invited individual experts dedicated to reducing the incidence of and mortality from colorectal cancer in the U.S., through coordinated leadership, strategic planning, and advocacy.
The American Cancer Society has collaborated with other members of the Colorectal Cancer Roundtable to create FamilyPLZ.org, a website that provides tools to help people learn about their family history of colon cancer and share that information with their doctor.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) requires private health insurers to cover recommended preventive services such as colonoscopies without any patient cost-sharing. This report finds that confusion over whether colon cancer screenings are characterized as preventive care or treatment means patients sometimes receive unexpected bills for the procedure. The report examines cost-sharing practices for colorectal screenings through interviews with experts and officials in the medical and insurance industries.
This report was co-authored by The Kaiser Family Foundation, American Cancer Society, and National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable.