Programs & Initiatives in Health Care
Sage Screening Resources for Providers & Professionals
About the Sage Screening Program
The Sage Screening Program is a partnership between public health and the private healthcare system throughout the state of Minnesota. This partnership removes the barrier of cost so those eligible for Sage can receive quality breast, cervical and colorectal cancer screening, free of charge.
- Sage Screening Participating Providers
- Clinics Achieving 80% or Higher Colorectal Cancer Screening Rate
Becoming a Sage provider
Most providers are eligible to offer Sage screening for breast and cervical cancer.
If your clinic would like to offer Sage breast and cervical cancer screening, contact a Sage Screening Regional Coordinator at 651-201-5600 to learn how.
Sage Scopes, the colorectal cancer screening program, is only open to a small group of providers selected by MDH.
Offering Sage screening for breast and cervical cancer
The Sage Program Provider Manual contains the breast and cervical cancer screening policies and procedures you will need to guide your practice. The Manual is currently being updated, if you'd like a copy, please contact a Sage Screening Regional Coordinator at 651-201-5600.
Reimbursement rates for Sage Screening programs
Reimbursement rates are based on Medicare reimbursement and are subject to adjustment as Medicare adjusts rates. If you'd like more information, please contact the Sage Program Billing Line at 651-201-5630.
Patient eligibility for Sage Screening programs
Sage screenings are FREE for Minnesota residents who meet the eligibility requirements. Learn more about Covered Services & Eligibility.
Sage maintains a call center, staffed by multi-lingual patient navigators, who answer calls Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patient Navigators assist callers in determining program eligibility, identifying and addressing barriers to screening, scheduling appointments and providing referrals to appropriate resources. Call 1-888-643-2584.
Minnesota’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program
Medical Assistance for Breast or Cervical Cancer (MA-BC) provides Medical Assistance coverage to uninsured Minnesota women enrolled in the Sage Screening Program who are in need of treatment services for a breast or cervical cancer or pre-cancer of the cervix. The woman must have been screened and diagnosed through Sage, be under age 65, and have no medical insurance.
Download this training – Medical Assistance for Breast and Cervical Cancer (PPT) – to learn more about:
- Eligibility criteria
- Required forms
- Presumptive eligibility and qualified providers
For more information contact a Sage Regional Coordinator at 651-201-5600, or reach out to your MABC County Contact (PDF).
For Sage providers
Ordering forms and supplies
To order Sage forms and supplies free of charge complete the Sage Clinical Forms and Supplies Order Form.
Ordering outreach and educational material
To order Sage outreach and educational materials complete the Sage Screening Program Outreach/Educational Materials Order Form.
Sage Scopes has also created and gathered promotional and educational materials for colorectal cancer screening.