Screening


Medicare just approved reimbursement for this screening in 2015 for
low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), which can find lung cancer at its earliest stages. It is the first and only cost-effective test shown to reduce lung cancer deaths.




Lung cancer screening is quick and easy. You may qualify for a low-dose CT lung cancer screening if you meet all of these criteria:

• Are between 55 and 77 years old

• Have no signs or symptoms of lung cancer

• Are a current smoker or have quit within the last 15 years

• Tobacco smoking history of at least one pack a day for 30 years


If you qualify, you will need a referral from your doctor in order to be screened.




Medicare covers low-dose CT lung cancer screenings for people who meet the eligibility criteria, and the Affordable Care Act requires that private insurers cover CT lung screening for those at high risk.

Please see the following link for more details:
Medicare Coverage Database || The Reading Room