Insurance Coverage for Lung Cancer Screening

Medicare covers the office visit with your provider for lung cancer screening shared decision making and yearly lung cancer screening with no out-of-pocket costs for beneficiaries age 55-77 who meet the criteria outlined under the “Who should think about lung cancer screening?” section. For more information on Medicare coverage, please click the link below:

Medicare.gov: Your Medicare Coverage, Lung Cancer screening

Private insurance plans cover lung cancer screening with no out-of-pocket costs for people age 55 through 80 who meet the criteria. Private insurance coverage rules for lung cancer screening can be different from plan to plan, for example you may need prior authorization. Call your insurance plan about its lung cancer screening coverage rules.