In Billing
May 1st, 2014
The Medicare Evidence Development and Coverage Committee voted in April that it can’t justify paying for annual computed tomography (CT) scans for early lung cancer detection in heavy smokers. According to Modern Healthcare, the committee indicated to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) “that they had little confidence that the benefits of subjecting ...
Mar 16th, 2012
Primary care physicians are ordering many unwarranted lung cancer screenings, U.S. News & World Report LP reports. The conclusions are based on the results of a questionnaire completed by nearly 1,000 internists and general practitioners, the majority of whom recommended lung screenings for asymptomatic patients. Experts currently do not recommend lung cancer screening for patients ...