State Lung Cancer Screening Coverage Toolkit
Presented by The American Lung Association and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Lung cancer is the nation's leading cancer killer of both women and men in the United States, accounting for approximately 24 percent of cancer deaths. Detecting lung cancer in early stages versus late stage is often the difference between life and death. Low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening among those at high risk for lung cancer can help detect this disease earlier and has been shown to reduce the lung cancer death rate by up to 20 percent.
The American Lung Association and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have partnered to improve coverage for LDCT screenings for individuals at high risk for lung cancer in state Medicaid programs. Below are a number of resources for public health and lung health organizations, state and location coalitions, and healthcare professionals to use in their work on this issue.
Factsheets & Materials
- Letter from American Lung Association and MD Anderson Cancer Center on Lung Cancer Screening
- Letter from National Organizations in Support of Lung Cancer Screening
- Fact Sheet: Access to Lung Cancer Screening in Medicaid
- Issue Brief: Lung Cancer Screening Coverage in State Medicaid Programs
- How to Find Lung Cancer Screening Coverage Information for a Medicaid Plan
- Lung Cancer Screening Coverage Infographic
- American Lung Association and MD Anderson Cancer Center Webcast on Lung Cancer Screening Coverage in State Medicaid Programs, March 19, 2019
Healthcare Provider Resources
- US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation
- Results from the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial
- Research on Lung Cancer Screening Utilization
MD Anderson Cancer Center Resources:
- About Lung Cancer
- Lung Cancer Screening
- Provider Algorithms on Lung Screening
- EndTobacco® Program
- Lung Cancer Moon Shot™
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Page Last Updated: April 5, 2019
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