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The American Lung Association has launched the State Lung Cancer Screening Coverage Project to improve access to lung cancer screening for individuals at high risk for lung cancer in state Medicaid programs. With support from the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Lung Association has conducted a new analysis of Medicaid coverage of lung cancer screening and produced a new toolkit for public health coalitions, healthcare providers and other public health professionals to work on improving lung cancer screening coverage.

 

Attached you will find a letter from Dr. Al Rizzo, Chief Medical Officer for the American Lung Association, and Dr. John V. Heymach, Chair of Thoracic/Head & Neck Medical Oncology for The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, asking your organization to sign onto an open letter in support of state Medicaid coverage for lung cancer screening. We hope this letter will show the broad support for improving access to this lifesaving screening. If you can sign onto the letter, please email Emma Will (emma.will@lung.org) by March 18, 2019 and please include your logo with your approval.

 

Additionally, the American Lung Association and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center will host an upcoming webinar on Tuesday, March 19 at 3:00 pm ET/2:00 pm CT to share more information about the State Lung Cancer Screening Coverage Project. Speakers will:

  • Discuss the importance of Medicaid coverage of lung cancer screening for individuals at high risk of lung cancer,
  • Release a new analysis of lung cancer screening coverage in state Medicaid fee-for-service programs, and
  • Highlight resources from a new toolkit for public health coalitions, healthcare providers and other public health professionals to improve coverage of lung cancer screening in individual state Medicaid programs.

 

You can register for the webcast here.