MedCAC Examines Medicare Coverage of Low-Dose CT Lung Cancer Screening

Next week, CMS' Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Advisory Committee will consider arguments calling for national Medicare coverage of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for patients with histories of significant smoking who are at high risk for lung cancer. According to proponents of the change in coverage, at stake in the April 30 MedCAC meeting are the lives of literally thousands of Americans. 

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