Federal Government announces Plans to Cover Longtime and Older Smokers

November 11, 2014 12:05 PM

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Federal Government announces Plans to Cover Longtime and Older Smokers

Older Americans will now be covered by Medicare for annual screenings of lung cancer, said the Federal Government today. Americans with long history of smoking are also included in the annual screenings. About four million people who are at the risk of developing the disease are expected to be covered by Medicare.

According to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CT scans to Medicare cardholders who smoked at least a pack of cigarette a day for 30 years will come under the coverage. Beneficiaries can go for the free CT scans until 74 years old.

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