The colorectal cancer screening is offered at no cost to all Medicare members between the age of 50 and 75. The screening must be completed within the recommended time frames in order for you to receive a reward card. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, regular screening is key to preventing colorectal cancer.
University of Maryland Health Advantage encourages you to talk with your provider about when to begin screening for colorectal cancer, what test to have, and how often to have it.
Colorectal cancer screenings can detect problems before any symptoms occur. Your provider will take into account your age, medical history, family history, and general health to determine which screening is right for you.
It is recommended that individuals get an iFOBT stool-based tests every 12 months, a Flexible Sigmoidoscopy every five (5) years, or a Colonoscopy every 10 years.
Note: Members will only earn a reward card for completing one (1) of three (3) tests.
Colorectal Cancer Screening Reward Form