Direct Screen Colonoscopy Program ®

OPEN ACCESS PROGRAM FOR QUALIFIED GI, COLORECTAL, GENERAL SURGERY, AND OTHER SPECIALISTS

Colorectal cancer is highly curable if caught early. Yet, one in three adults aged 50 to 75 have not been screened. This is why USPI’s Physician Strategy Group created the Direct Screen Colonoscopy Program®.

Through this open-access-style program, the USPI surgical facility and participating physician leader are able to offer the community a patient-centered, hassle-free approach to colon screenings.

 

Ask us about leading a local program and learn how USPI creates relationships that create better care – like the Direct Screen Colonoscopy Program®

OVERVIEW OF PROGRAM BENEFITS

  • Increase early detection of colon cancer
  • Decrease patient barriers and “hassle” factors
  • Maintain high-quality patient care

  • Increase USPI’s value to participating physicians
  • Increase patient accessibility to screenings

THE OPPORTUNITY

THE OPPORTUNITY

THE IMPLEMENTATION TEAM

Turnkey support with operational workflows and community engagement are available through USPI’s Physician Strategy Group team to ensure your program implementation is successful.

Judy Eustace

Operations

jaeustace@uspi.com

Susan Edwards

Engagement

suedwards@uspi.com

Grace Kirchgraber

Operations

gkirchgraber@uspi.com

Margaret Junker

Engagement

mjunker@uspi.com

WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING

Easy to schedule; our Direct Screen Colonoscopy saves patients time and money.
Lauren Cody, Scheduler, Rockwall Surgery Center

 

Primary Care Physicians refer patients to the program because we get real results and consistently communicate these results. Referred patients become actual patients upon completing their screening colonoscopies. This helps tremendously with meeting physician pay-for-quality measures.
Sadhika Hill, Partnership Manager, Las Vegas, NV

 

This is a great program to be able to offer to my patients.
Dr. Susan Wills, Family Practice Physician, Sherman, TX

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q: Will skipping the office visit compromise patient care?

A: Patient care is the top priority at all USPI facilities. Direct Screen’s clinical processes are designed and approved by all participating physicians before implementation and the standard for referrals, history, physical, and education are the same as if the patient was being seen in the provider’s office before the procedure.

Q: How can I develop a relationship with a patient when I don’t meet them until the day of the procedure?

A: Some of your procedures will be performed on established patients who are returning to you for their routine screenings. New referrals who have not had a chance to meet you will be given information about you and your experience from their PCP in a patient education brochure. Patients will also be directed to your practice website and will be given your office contact information by facility staff during the scheduling and history process.

Q: How will the patient preps be chosen?

A: The facility will have a list of each prep you have approved. Along with the prep instructions, you will provide them with simple reasoning for why you would prefer one prep over the other.
Example; SUPREP is the fist choice for all patients. If it is cost prohibitive, patient can do prep #2 (non-prescription prep option such as Miralax and Gatorade).

Q: What happens if a patient is not a true screening candidate?

A: The patient will be asked screening question at each step of the scheduling process. If a patient is identified as not a screening candidate, according to the patient selection criteria set by the physicians, the patient will be referred back to the practice for an office visit.

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