Certain Medicare Beneficiaries will now have Access to CT Scans for Timely Detection of Lung Cancer

February 6, 2015 11:55 AM

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Smokers will now have access to low-dose CT scans for the early detection of lung cancer, said Medicare. On Thursday, the CMS issued a national coverage determination in which certain Medicare beneficiaries will be covered for the screening test.

While the decision has been announced, debate continues to take place on whether the benefits are worth the money being spent. Some critics have suggested that aggressive screening’s benefits might have been exaggerated.

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