Lung cancer screenings

Lung cancer screenings

 covers the cost for a lung cancer screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT) once per year if you meet all of these conditions:

  • You’re age 55-77.
  • 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 30 “pack years” (an average of one pack (20 cigarettes) per day for 30 years).
  • You get a written order from your doctor.
How often is it covered?
Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for this service if your doctor accepts 

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Things to know

Before your first lung cancer screening, you’ll need to schedule a lung cancer screening counseling and shared decision-making visit with your doctor to discuss the benefits and risks of lung cancer screening, as well as the lung cancer screening cost and coverage. You and your doctor can decide whether lung cancer test is right for you.

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