In Coding
Nov 22nd, 2019
An estimated 224,390 people in the United States will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2019. That’s 615 people each day, 26 people each hour, and one person every 2½ minutes. Lung Cancer Awareness Month — observed every November — is intended to educate the public about the potential causes and risk factors of the ...
Feb 9th, 2015
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has determined that lung cancer is a big enough health threat to its senior beneficiaries to warrant coverage for a screening counseling and shared decision-making visits. Certain beneficiaries may qualify for coverage of annual screenings for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT), as well. To ...
In CMS
Nov 11th, 2014
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is proposing to offer beneficiaries a new preventive service benefit. After weighing all the evidence, CMS issued, Nov. 10, a decision memo stating that there is sufficient evidence that a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision-making visit, as well as screening for lung cancer with low ...