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CMS should not pay for regular CT screenings for heavy smokers, panel says

A Medicare panel determined that there is not enough evidence to justify annual computer tomography (CT) scans to detect early lung cancer in heavy smokers. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ nine-member Medicare Evidence Development and Covera
Crain's Detroit Business
added May 6, 2014 10:57

Five reasons to invest in lung cancer screening—despite the MEDCAC recommendation

1. There is still hope for Medicare reimbursement While MEDCAC’s decision is a blow to efforts to gain Medicare coverage for the exam, MEDCAC is an advisory panel and as such their decision is not binding. CMS can still decide to cover the exam. As we me
The Advisory Board Company
added May 6, 2014 10:59

LUNGevity Foundation President Comments on Yesterday's CMS Decision against Covering CT Scans

"LUNGevity Foundation is disappointed in the Medicare Evidence & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) decision against covering annual CT scans to detect lung cancer in a high risk population. The results of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial show t
PR Newswire
added May 6, 2014 10:54

Lung Docs Stunned by Coverage Decision

Note that, despite the evidence of a mortality benefit in the pivotal National Lung Screening Trial, the Center for Medicare Services has elected not to cover low-dose CT screening for at-risk individuals. Be aware that a final determination will not be
MedPage Today
added Jun 5, 2014 15:26

Panel Says No to Medicare Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening

The Medicare Evidence & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDAC), composed mostly of clinicians, was asked to vote on a scale of 1 to 5 on whether they were confident that the benefits of such screening outweigh the harms in the Medicare population (persons o
Medical Tribune
added May 6, 2014 10:56

MEDCAC Meeting 4/30/2014 - Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography

CMS has accepted two formal complete requests to initiate a NCA on Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT), which is recommended with a grade B by the USPSTF for certain persons at high risk for lung cancer based on age and smoking
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
added May 6, 2014 11:02

Community Centers Take Up Lung Screening Torch

Action Points Lung cancer screening programs at community hospitals have seen a dramatic rise over the past year, which may be key to uptake among at-risk individuals. Note that most of the growth appears to be in anticipation that Medicare and other pa
MedPage Today
added Apr 29, 2014 18:02

Lung Screening Registry: Useful or Unrealistic?

* The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will weigh coverage for a national registry for lung screening, but such a registry could amount to a delaying tactic that undermines life-saving potential. * Note that some advocates for a national
MedPage Today
added Apr 29, 2014 18:01

7 Signs and Symptoms of Lung Cancer

In this slideshow, we take a look at 7 common signs and symptoms of lung cancer….Could it be lung cancer?…Wheezing…Difficulty swallowing…Shoulder pain and pain on the outside of the arm…Hoarseness… Chest pain… Coughing
added May 9, 2014 15:29

Study examines increase in lung cancer risk from combined radon and tobacco smoke exposure

In the words of Dr. Ellen Hahn, professor in the University of Kentucky's colleges of nursing and public health, Kentucky has the "triple crown of lung cancer" - the country's highest rate of smoking combined with high rates of second-hand smoke exposure
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added Apr 25, 2014 15:43
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