Congress Urges Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening


Gail Rodriguez, executive director of Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance, added her voice. “We commend the authors of these bipartisan letters for their leadership and commitment to providing care for the tens of thousands of seniors who stand to benefit from access to [low-dose CT] to detect lung cancer at its earliest, most treatable stage,” she said. “This year alone, an estimated 159,260 people are expected to die from this disease, but the devastating death toll could be reduced by 20% if CMS provides Medicare beneficiaries with the same access to life-saving low-dose imaging technologies that many individuals with private health insurance already enjoy.”


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