CMS NEWS: Medicare Coverage Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final national coverage determination that provides for Medicare coverage of Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography (LDCT). The coverage is effective immediately. “This is the first time that Medicare has covered lung cancer screening. This is an important new Medicare preventive benefit…

Medicare Part B Premium 2017

Medicare Part B Premiums for 2017

Medicare Part B covers physicians’ services, outpatient hospital services, certain home health services, durable medical equipment, and other items. For the approximately 49 million Americans enrolled in Medicare Part B, premiums and deductibles will cost 134.00 and $183 respectively. This leaves more of seniors’ cost of living adjustment from Social Security in their pockets. Medicare…