Please join the #lcsm community and moderator @BrendonStilesMD for our first #LCSM Chat of 2017 on Thursday, January 12th, at 8 pm Eastern Time (5 pm Pacific). The topic of the chat will be “Lung cancer: who is at risk?” Many in our own #lcsm community have either had lung cancer themselves or have family members who have been affected. It is common therefore to wonder “Is my family at risk?” or “Am I next?” While exposure to tobacco smoke is the most well-known risk factor for lung cancer, other significant risk factors exist…. Read More
#LCSM Chat Topic 4/9 5pm PT: Shared decision making (#sdm) for #lungcancer screening with #LDCT: What is the best approach?
On February 5, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final national coverage determination that provides Medicare coverage of screening for lung cancer with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) for high risk patients. CMS will cover lung cancer screening with LDCT once per year for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries who meet certain criteria. In order for CMS to pay for LDCT lung cancer screening, the patient and their health care provider (HCP) must engage in “shared decision making” before the screening–CMS requires them to discuss risks and benefits… Read More
The topic for #LCSM Chat on Thursday, December 4, 2014 at 8PM ET will be, “CMS lung cancer screening rules: overboard, or on the mark?” Our moderator Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily) will lead our discussion using the topics below. You can learn more about #LCSM Chat and how to join it here. T1: Do you agree with patient characteristics defined in CMS proposed lung cancer screening coverage? T2: Do you agree there is potential harm in lung cancer screening at centers that don’t have counseling or extensive experience? T3: Will CMS limitations channel… Read More