Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
covers lung cancer screenings with low dose computed tomography once each year if you meet all of these updated conditions:
- You’re age 50-77.
- You don’t have signs or symptoms of lung cancer (asymptomatic).
- You’re either a current smoker or have quit smoking within the last 15 years.
- You have a tobacco smoking history of at least 20 “pack years” (an average of one pack (20 cigarettes) per day for 20 years).
- You get an order from your doctor.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for this service if your doctor or other health care provider accepts assignment .
Things to know
Before your first screening, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of lung cancer screenings. You and your doctor can decide if a screening is right for you.