LungCAN® Urges Medicare to Cover Cost of Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 28th, 2014 |

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is now considering whether
Medicare should cover lung cancer screening for seniors at high risk for the disease.

Astonishingly, rejecting scientific evidence that lung cancer screening saves lives, the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC)
recommended against Medicare covering the cost of this procedure. The panel, however,
did not include members who specialize in lung cancer.

Read our letter to view LungCAN’s position letter on Medicare coverage for lung cancer screening.

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