Instructions for Colonoscopy and Histopathology Report

Page last updated: 09 January 2015

Report purpose

This report provides valuable information to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program (the Program) Register about your patient (where he/she is a Program participant) who has had a colonoscopy procedure and, if requested, histopathology services. Your assistance is sought to ensure Program information is complete by completing and submitting this report to the Program Register.

Instructions for colonoscopists

1. Complete Sections 1-9a of this report. (Please, use codes provided when completing Section 9a).
2. Submit the report to the Program Register by using the SUBMIT button on this electronic report.
3. If you have requested histopathology services, please send a copy of the histopathology section of this report with the specimen/s.

Note: The print option at the end of this report includes an option to automatically provide a pre-populated copy of the Histopathology Report to be included with specimens being sent for testing.

Instructions for histopathologists

If you are using this report because you did not receive a pre-populated Histopathology Report from the colonoscopist, then select "Histopathology". Please ensure you identify the number of specimens that were sent for testing which will generate the appropriate number of rows in Section 9b (Please use codes provided when completing Section 9b).

Information payment

Information payments will be made to colonoscopists and histopathologists for providing complete colonoscopy and histopathology reports. Payment amounts are shown on the Cancer Screening website. In order to receive an information payment, you must complete (once only per provider location) a Payment Account Details for Service Provider form. This form is available from the Program website or by contacting the Program Information Line on 1800 118 868.

More information

More information about this report can be obtained from the Program Information Line on 1800 118 868.

Participant privacy

NBCSP Participant Privacy

Your patient has been made aware, in accordance with the relevant requirements of the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) of your collection and disclosure of their personal information to the National Bowel Cancer Screening Register when joining the Program. If you require any information about the Program's privacy policy, please contact the Program Information Line on 1800 118 868.

NBCSP Practitioner Privacy

Any personal information you include on this form will be collected and used for the purposes of administering the National Bowel Cancer Screening Program. Your personal information on this form may be disclosed to agencies or organisations involved in the administration of the Program, including the Department of Human Services, the Department of Health, State and Territory Health Departments and the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare.

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