Posts in the “Screening Screening” category:

Porter Regional Hospital Named Screening Center of Excellence by Lung Cancer Alliance

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 10th, 2014 |

Porter Regional Hospital has been named a Screening Center for Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for its commitment to improving lung cancer detection and care in Northwest Indiana. Porter Regional Hospital received the certification after the launch of the Lung Cancer Screening Program offered by the hospital’s Cancer Care Services. The program offers a […]

Hospital awarded grant for lung cancer screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 6th, 2014 |

CHEYENNE – Cheyenne Regional Medical Center Foundation has received a grant to help more people get tested for lung cancer. CRMC Foundation has been approved for the $70,750 grant from the Whedon Cancer Detection Foundation, a not-for-profit organization based in Sheridan. Grant money will pay for CT lung cancer testing through the Cheyenne Regional Cancer […]

Pomona hospital slashes fee for lung cancer screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 5th, 2014 |

Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center Hospital has become one of the first in the region to slash the price of one procedure for longtime smokers. The low-dose computed tomography, which screens for lung cancer, is being discounted for some people who have smoked the equivalent of one pack of cigarettes a day every day for […]

Medicare’s Puzzling Refusal to Cover Lung-Cancer Screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 17th, 2014 |

If you could save thousands of lives, would you do it? That’s the question Medicare officials are now considering—whether to approve lung-cancer screening for Medicare beneficiaries, which we estimate could save 14,000 lives each year in that group alone. Most patients are discovered with lung cancer at a stage already too late for a cure, […]

Guest: Medicare should cover low-dose CT screening for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 9th, 2014 |

LUNG-cancer screening with low-dose CT scans could save up to 18,000 lives annually among those at high risk for the disease. But in late April, a federal advisory panel, the Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee, voted against recommending these scans, which use computerized tomography, for people on Medicare and Medicaid. Given that 82 […]

Congress Shows Strong Support for Medicare Coverage of Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 4th, 2014 |

A large number of United States Senators and Representatives are taking the lead to support full Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for seniors at high risk for lung cancer. Through grassroots advocacy from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), among […]

Screening for Lung Cancer Could Save Thousands Every Year

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 16th, 2014 |

Date: 5/16/14 Outlet Full Name: Insurance News Net Author: Jeremy Torstveit http://insurancenewsnet.com/oarticle/2014/05/16/screening-for-lung-cancer-could-save-thousands-every-year-a-505594.html#.U3o-OdJdWVM Lung cancer is a dreaded diagnosis for good reason. More than 200,000 Americans will receive the news this year, and within five years, less than 40,000 will still be alive. It is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and women. […]

Panel Says No to Medicare Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 1st, 2014 |

News Headline: Panel Says No to Medicare Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening Date: 5/1/14 Outlet Full Name: MedScape Author: Zosia Chustecka http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/824427 After a day’s deliberation, an advisory panel voted last night against recommending national Medicare coverage for annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (CT) in high-risk individuals. The Medicare Evidence & […]

Community Centers Take Up Lung Screening Torch

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: Community Centers Take Up Lung Screening Torch Date: 4/29/14 Outlet Full Name: Med Page Today Author: Crystal Phend http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/LungCancer/45478 Lung cancer screening programs at community hospitals have seen a dramatic rise over the past year, which may be key to uptake among at-risk individuals, experts said. The number of centers identified by the […]

Lung Screening Registry: Useful or Unrealistic

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 29th, 2014 |

News Headline: Lung Screening Registry: Useful or Unrealistic Date: 4/29/14 Outlet Full Name: Med Page Today Author: Crystal Phend http://www.medpagetoday.com/Pulmonology/LungCancer/45477?isalert=1&uun=g637293d1201R5758023u&utm_source=breaking-news&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=breaking-news&xid=NL_breakingnews_2014-04-29 A national registry for lung screening is on the table as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) weighs coverage Wednesday, but such a registry could amount to a delaying tactic that undermines life-saving […]