A Gift for Patients – Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening


LUNG CANCER SCREENING UPDATE: As of February 5, 2015, effective immediately, Medicare will cover lung cancer screening by low-dose CT. See my post below for more details. ORIGINAL POST – Dec. 1, 2014 The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently issued a proposal for Medicare to cover the cost of lung cancer screening for high-risk patients. The benefit is clear…early screening saves lives. As many as 20% of future deaths could be prevented with the new Medicare benefit CMS would cover low-dose CT (LDCT) screening for patients ages 55-74 who have smoked at least one pack a day for [...]