Q: Do I have to pay to be screened for colorectal cancer in Georgia?
A:According to the American Cancer Society, 26 states have laws in place that require insurance companies to provide coverage for a full range of screening tests for colon and rectal cancer, and Georgia is among them. These laws were passed to ensure that colorectal cancer screening tests can be fully available to people who may not have been able to afford them otherwise.
However, it should be noted that the laws may vary slightly according to which state you reside in, so call your insurance provider to see exactly what array of tests are covered under your plan. For those who are Medicare beneficiaries, there are specific screening tests for colorectal cancer which are covered for different demographic groups, such as by age or level of risk. For people under Medicaid, states are authorized to cover colorectal cancer screening tests. However, states are not required by the government to cover screening tests in people who haven’t experienced any symptoms.
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with colorectal cancer in Georgia and feel it was detected late due to an error by a medical professional, please request a copy of our free book, I Have Cancer…Should It Have Been Caught Earlier?, or call an experienced medical malpractice and colorectal cancer lawyer at the Dover Law Firm in Atlanta at 770-518-1133 to schedule a free consultation.