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