Insurance Coverage

Under the Affordable Care Act, also commonly referred to as ObamaCare, most private insurers will cover lung cancer screening for insured people who meet the age and smoking history guidelines. Some insurance companies will be exempt from providing this benefit because they are grandfathered in. Also, of great importance is “public insurance,” which includes Medicare.

If you do not have insurance or your insurance company does not cover screening, you may pay for a low-dose CT scan. The cost for a low-dose CT scan for lung cancer screening averages $300.

Effective February 2015, Medicare will cover lung cancer screening for those who meet the age and smoking history and who do not have symptoms of lung cancer. (Medicare will cover screening for people between the ages of 55 and 77.)

For more information about insurance coverage of lung cancer screening, visit these sites:

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