Thanks to you, Capital Health Plan is leading the nation in colon screening.
Colorectal cancer is a cancer of the large intestines or rectum. Everyone should begin regular screening at age 50, or at age 45 if you are African American. A stool test is available that makes colon screening easier than ever. The kit requires only one sample and there are no dietary or medication adjustments necessary when you collect the stool sample. An examination of your colon is also recommended, either a flexible sigmoidoscopy, or colonoscopy.
You should know your personal and family history. If you are at an increased risk, due to a first degree relative having had colon cancer or adenomatous colon polyps, you may need to begin regular screening at an earlier age. If you or a close family member has had a biopsy, know the results. Talk with your primary care physician about the best time to get screened and any follow-up you may need. For a healthy colon, get involved in colon screening today.
Nationally Recognized CHP Colon Screening Program
Capital Health Plan has been ranked highest in the nation for 7 of the past 9 years for colon screening. This score from national HEDIS survey results is reported in the Quality Compass® 2014 published by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).*
Colon Screening Program
2140 Centerville Place, Tallahassee, FL 32308
Monday - Friday, 8 am to 5 pm (Holiday hours may vary.)
Education & Resources
- Healthline Articles - Read articles about colon screening and colon cancer prevention from CHP’s member Newsletter, the Healthline.
- www.cancer.org - American Cancer Society
- Preventive Guidelines - Current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) adopted by CHP's Quality Improvement Committe
- Authorization numbers ARE required for colonoscopies for members 55 yrs old or older. For more information, visit the Referrals & Authorizations page.
- For the latest requirements, you may also view the Clinical Criteria.
*HEDIS® stands for Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set and is a registered trademark of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). The source for data contained in this publication is Quality Compass® 2014 and is used with the permission of the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). Quality Compass 2014 includes certain CAHPS data. Any data display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion based on these data is solely that of the authors, and NCQA specifically disclaims responsibility for any such display, analysis, interpretation, or conclusion. Quality Compass is a registered trademark of NCQA. CAHPS® is a registered trademark of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).