Medicare Plans To Cover Lung Cancer Screening

November 11, 2014 12:33 AM

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Annual low-dose CT lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals will be covered by Medicare, albeit with restrictions, according to a preliminary decision from the agency.

For the initial screen, the beneficiary would need a written order obtained during a "lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision-making visit" from a physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or clinical nurse specialist.

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