Cancer Screenings

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Medicare will cover lung cancer screenings

Medicare will now cover lung cancer screenings by low-dose CT scans for members between 55 and 77 years old, according to a Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announcement.

Study: Higher Medicaid reimbursement leads to more cancer screenings

When Medicaid programs provide higher reimbursements for doctors' office visits, Medicaid members are more likely to receive cancer screenings for breast, cervical and colorectal cancers, according to a  study  published in the journal,  Cancer.

Lung cancer screenings 'make sense' for insurers

Insurers should cover certain lung cancer screenings because it's a cost-effective method to prevent thousands of deaths every year, according to a new study published in the journal Health Affairs.

High-deductible plans linked to fewer preventive services

High-deductible health plans are significantly decreasing healthcare spending, but they are also linked to patients cutting back on preventive healthcare services--such as childhood immunizations,

Worksite wellness programs lower healthcare costs

Healthcare costs rose at a 15 percent slower rate among participants in a worksite wellness program, which translates to $332 in savings per participant, according to a study sponsored by Highmark