Medicare has reported they have finally decided to cover computed tomography for lung cancer test, which aids providing highly predisposed elders access to medical services that could drastically enhance survival rate for lung cancer. The coverage change is estimated to cost about $9.3 billion through the following five years. The expense assessment incorporates the price of the scans, biopsies and medicines.
“This is a great day for those at high-risk for lung cancer and their families. Now, we can save tens of thousands of people each year from this terrible disease that now kills more women in wealthy countries than breast cancer.”