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Carefully review CMS' national coverage analysis on PET scans

APCs Insider, July 10, 2009

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For years, it has been a challenge for healthcare facilities to determine whether Medicare will cover positron emission tomography (PET) scans for cancer patients.
 
However, that job just got easier. In April, CMS issued a final national coverage analysis (NCA) reconsidering coverage for several types of solid tumors. The NCA expands coverage for initial testing with PET scans for Medicare beneficiaries who are diagnosed with and treated for most solid tumor cancers.
 
Continue reading Carefully review CMS’ national coverage anaylsis on PET scans” on the HCPro Web site. Briefings on APCs subscribers have free access to this article in their July issue.



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