Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance)
covers lung cancer screenings with low dose computed tomography once each year if you meet all of these conditions:
You’re age 50-77.
You don’t have signs or symptoms of lung cancer (you're asymptomatic).
You’re either a current smoker or you 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 or other health care provider.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for the screening if your doctor or other health care provider accepts
Things to know
Before your first lung cancer screening, you’ll need to schedule an appointment with your doctor or other health care provider to discuss the benefits and risks and decide if a screening is right for you.