CMS says yes to CT lung cancer screening for seniors

11.10.14

“Research shows that low-dose CT scans for individuals at high-risk of lung cancer could save up to 20,000 lives per year,” Rodriguez said in a statement. “Given lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths, implementation of annual … scans will improve outcomes through early detection and drive down treatment costs. We encourage CMS to finalize this proposal so that Medicare beneficiaries can reap the benefits of this invaluable technology.”

 

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