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What is the ColonoscopyAssist Program About?

  • The ColonoscopyAssist program provides colonoscopy screenings and colon cancer support for the underinsured community.
  • Colonoscopy screenings are provided at an all-inclusive discounted rate of $1075 nationwide.
  • Screenings are provided completely free of charge in certain regions where funding is available.
  • Specialized support and help is provided for patients diagnosed with colon cancer.

Quality
 

Providing safe patient care is our highest priority and while the cost of a procedure through the program is low, the quality of care will never be compromised.

The program has taken a number of steps to ensure the highest quality of healthcare. The results are evident in the patient satisfaction reviews we receive.

Minimum Requirements

Any healthcare provider that provides services to our patients must meet our strict credentialing criteria. The criteria is designed to ensure a standard of care significantly higher than the national average.

Our minimum requirements are:

Physicians

1) Physicians must be board certified in Gastroenterology or General Surgery.
2) Physicians in training or residents are not eligible.
3) Physicians must regularly perform a minimum of 25 colonoscopy procedures a month.
4) Physicians must have at least 7 years of experience practicing as a physician
5) Physicians must hold an active license to practice in their state and be in good standing

Facilities

1) Facilities must be accredited by either JCAHO, AAAHC, AAASF or CMS. These accreditations are considered the gold standard for patient care.
2) Facilities must regularly perform more than 25 colonoscopy procedures per month.
3) Facilities must be state certified and in good standing.
4) Facilities and physicians must be in good standing with the state.
5) If determined necessary, facilities must pass an in-person inspection.
6) Facilities must keep documentation for the sterilization of each scope.

 

Why this criteria works?

ColonoscopyAssist believes that regulating medical care should be left to professionals in the industry.  The program does not interfere in medical care or policies. We rely on organizations dedicated to regulating quality of care to inspect and approve providers for us.

1) The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and American Board of Surgery are organizations dedicated to regulating quality of care provided by physicians. They keep up with changes in their respective medical fields and ensure that their physicians meet a minimum criteria. ColonoscopyAssist only accepts physicians certified by these boards.

2) JCAHO, AAAHC, AAASF and CMS are accreditation organizations that regulate quality of care at hospitals and surgery centers. Their accreditation criteria evolves every year to meet advances in the field. ColonsocopyAssist only accepts facilities that obtain an accreditation from these specific organizations.
For Example : We often receive questions about how we ensure that infections are controlled at the facilities. Each of these accreditations have strict guidelines on how scopes are washed and electronically tracked. The accreditation organizations inspect the facilities every 2nd year to ensure these processes are being followed.

3) The department of professional regulation in each state, monitors physician license and suspends licenses of individuals not fit for practicing medicine. The department also ensures that each physician keeps up to date with medicine by obtaining sufficient Continuing Education. ColonoscopyAssist only accepts physicians that have an active medical licenses in the state they practice.

By insisting that providers get the certifications and accreditations set by these organizations, ColonoscopyAssist ensures that our patients receive the highest quality of care.

 



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