The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently decided to reimburse for annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) among persons who meet the inclusion criteria for the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST).1 Those who have smoked for more than 30 pack-years, continue to smoke, or quit within the past 15 years and are 55 to 77 years old will be eligible for free annual LDCT screening—roughly 6% of the US population older than 40 years.2
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