LungCAN® Urges Medicare to Cover Cost of Lung Cancer Screening

The  Center  for  Medicare  and  Medicaid  Services  (CMS)  is  now  considering  whether
Medicare should  cover  lung  cancer screening  for seniors  at  high risk  for the  disease.
Astonishingly,  rejecting scientific  evidence  that  lung  cancer screening saves  lives,  the
Medicare  Evidence  Development  &  Coverage  Advisory  Committee  (MEDCAC)
recommended against Medicare covering the cost of this procedure. The panel, however,
did not include members who specialize in lung cancer. Read our letter to view LungCAN’s position letter on Medicare coverage for lung cancer screening.