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metoick 5 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 27, 2015 4:07 PM Member since: Mar 27, 2006
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    For what it's worth;

    by buckboard221 Oct 26, 2015 7:06 PM
    metoick metoick Oct 27, 2015 4:07 PM Flag

    if we consider cologuard the colon cancer "screening test", a colonoscopy (for a positive cologuard) is no longer a screening test it becomes a diagnostic test. And insurers will reimburse only a certain amount for a diagnostic test and if you haven't met your deductible and you'll pay a big chunk of billed charges.

    in the same way if you're in the middle of the screening colonoscopy and it suddenly becomes diagnostic because polyps are found and removed

    In the same way screening mammogram leads to a diagnostic mammogram or possibly an ultrasound. Those procedures are covered differently by insurance

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    EXAS test is good for clinics for the poor.

    by rcdt999 Oct 21, 2015 4:20 PM
    metoick metoick Oct 21, 2015 8:16 PM Flag

    I would imagine kc and and team are laser focused right now on correcting some factual errors on the part of the kaiser group and task force analysis.

    The task force thinks they probably made a huge leap by placing 2 screening tests without "mature" data INTO the guidelines.

    Doctors less and less care what the task force says as boots on the ground docs have to do best by each individual person they see every 15 minutes : )

    Yes HEDIS is important and will see how that turns out. Probably a lot easier to get cologuard as part of HEDIS than for the task for to say we were off base in our wording. Interesting times ahead.

    As KC said we made great progress when stool DNA was an "I" rating.

    Now Stool DNA is actually included in the guidelines as a screening test. AND screening for colon cancer was rated "A" for ages 50-75

    "The USPSTF recommends screening for colorectal cancer starting at age 50 years and continuing until age 75 years. The risks and benefits of different screening methods vary."

    Perfect money storm for the shorts. They are only about money. That's how they live and that's how they die. Pity them : )

  • Reply to

    EXAS test is good for clinics for the poor.

    by rcdt999 Oct 21, 2015 4:20 PM
    metoick metoick Oct 21, 2015 7:25 PM Flag

    You have a very interesting perspective. What do you think the false negative rate for colonoscopy is? If you do not some research on interval colon cancers and colonoscopy

    "6% of these CRCs (159 of 2659) developed within 6 to 60 months of a colonoscopy"...(i'll give you a head start)

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    hpv testing digene

    by metoick Oct 8, 2015 12:41 PM
    metoick metoick Oct 8, 2015 1:10 PM Flag

    2 homes in mexico, one in chicago and one in palo alto and a whole lot of shares how about you?

    exact has and will continue to be very good to me.

    buying hand over fist at 7.80-8 today :)

    Sentiment: Buy

  • There was a great post yesterday (that has now disappeared) following the course of hpv testing (digene) thru its early stages and outlining that hpv testing for cervical cancer screening was standard of care in medical practice for years before USPTFS finally included it in the guidelines.

    Believe me not one doctor being visited today by a cologuard sales person has a clue about the snafu that came out of USPTFS a few days ago.

    What is no surprise is the shorts have very few shares left to borrow.

    Sentiment: Buy

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