Screening for Lung Cancer to be Covered by CMS in Preliminary Decision

November 11, 2014 9:32 AM

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Screening for Lung Cancer to be Covered by CMS in Preliminary Decision

A preliminary decision has been made by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to cover screening for lung cancer with low-dosed computed tomography (LDCT) in patients who are eligible.

Several professional bodies have welcomed the decision. These included the American Thoracic Society, as well as the American College of Chest Physicians and the Lung Cancer Alliance.

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