Does ANY health insurance companies cover a yearly colonoscapy?

  • by Wes
  • Mar 08,2018
  • 14 answers

Does ANY health insurance companies cover a yearly colonoscapy?


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Felicia 2 months ago

Yes

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B 2 months ago

usually there is a deductible

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H. Marie 2 months ago

if an annual is required you probably need to check the insurance company first

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Edna 2 months ago

Almost all health insurance companies will pay for yearly colonoscopies, after you reach age 50. At age 50, they will pay for a baseline colonoscopy.

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R K 2 months ago

most will only do it once every 10 years.if you have a family history of colon cancer and a history of polyps they will do one every five years.

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Flower 2 months ago

A colonoscopy is covered by any insurance if the doctor makes a referral if it is needed. It is up to the referring physician.

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g 2 months ago

Mine does. Kaiser.

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Gary B 2 months ago

no.
It is not needed, UNLESS you already have a problem. But insurance WILL pay for that
Once every 5 years is more than enough for any normally healthy person

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Judith 2 months ago

Doubt it very much. There is no reason for it unless you've had cancer of the colon and, even then, it wouldn't be necessary if cancer-free for a few years in a row.
I have a history of polyps - the kind which turn cancerous. Because polyps have been found (beginning 1983) and removed in all my colonoscopies I was scheduled to have them 5 years apart; there is no reason to have them more often since polyps are slow-growing. For the first time, I had no polyps the last time I had the exam; my exams will now be scheduled 10 years apart.
My insurance will not cover another colonoscopy before the 10 years are up unless I begin to show symptoms of needing one.

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rob 2 months ago

Try actually asking local educated adults in ur country as it varies greatly duh

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unu 2 months ago

yes but depending on your age or risk they only do it every five years

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Beverly S 2 months ago

Most do.. some don't.

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Casey Y 2 months ago

Depends on the risk factors and how hard your doctor pushes for one annually..

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A Hunch 2 months ago

All legitimate health insurance companies will cover a yearly colonoscopy if it's medically necessary.
Can't think of a situation where it would be medically necessary, but maybe there is one.

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