Original Publication Date: 1 December, 2014
Publication / Source: Lung Cancer Management
Authors: Michael T Jaklitsch
On 10 November 2014, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) published a draft statement for public comment in favor of screening for lung cancer using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). In the decision summary, CMS stated that the “evidence is sufficient to add a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision making visit, and for appropriate beneficiaries, screening for lung cancer with LDCT, once per year, as an additional preventive service benefit under Medicare” .