Washington D.C. - Congressman Renacci lead a bipartisan effort to urge the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to avoid reimbursement cuts for low-dose CT (LDCT) lung cancer screens provided in hospitals. Renacci and 55 members sent a letter to the administration discussing the importance of protecting the integrity and availability of lung cancer screening.
“Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in every ethnic and racial group in the country, so its imperative that we ensure our patients have access to these lifesaving screenings which can detect lung cancer and other diseases at early stages, when still curable.” Said Renacci. “CMS has made severe cuts to low-dose CT (LDCT) scans in the past and we wanted to express our concern to Secretary Price and Administrator Verma of any further cuts to LDCTs in the upcoming CY 2018 Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System (HOPPS) rule.”
Full letter found HERE