Earlier this year, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force lowered its recommended age for colorectal screening from age 50 to 45. One result is that providers for the procedure experienced a huge overnight growth in their patient populations.
Bill Rhoades, COO of Harrisburg (Pa.) Endoscopy and Surgery Center, told “Becker’s ASC Review Podcast” that the lowered guideline, along with insurance companies encouraging members to seek treatment at ASCs, are key factors for endoscopy growth in the near future.
Note: This is an edited excerpt. Listen to the full podcast episode here.