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Task force recommends reimbursement for low-dose CT scans for lung cancer
Modern Healthcare

Healthcare providers who have been using low-dose CT scans to screen patients at high risk for lung cancer are a step closer to receiving Medicare and private insurance reimbursement for their services, thanks to the recent recommendation of an independent panel that found such screenings helpful in reducing the disease’s mortality rate. In its draft recommendation statement released Monday, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force determined there was sufficient evidence to establish that the benefits that come with screening certain patients outweighed the potential risks, a change from its position in 2004.

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