In-home Colorectal Cancer Screening Test
Beginning in August 2018, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will be sending some Blue Advantage HMOSM and Blue Advantage PlusSM HMO members a Fecal Immunochemical Test (FIT) in-home test kit. Members identified for participation do not indicate any BCBSTX claim history for colorectal cancer screening.
Identified members will receive a communication from BCBSTX about the test and will have the option to “opt out” of the program and decline participation.
BCBSTX is working with Home Access Health Corporation, an independent company that provides laboratory testing. Home Access Health Corporation will process the FIT sample and mail results to both the member and the Primary Care Provider (PCP) identified by the member. Our goal is to increase colorectal cancer screening by providing access to a test that may be completed in the comfort of the member’s home.
How You Can Help
- Discuss the importance of colorectal cancer screening and healthy lifestyle choices that will promote wellness.
- Should your patients call your office with questions, please encourage them to participate and complete the FIT kit as soon as possible.
- If you receive a FIT result from Home Access Health, please place it in the patient’s medical record and discuss the results with your patient.
If you have any questions or if you need additional information, please contact your BCBSTX Network Management Representative. Members can contact the BCBSTX Customer Service number listed on the back of their BCBSTX identification card.