July 20, 2023

ACR Endorses Legislation Requiring all Medicaid Programs Cover Lung Cancer Screening

U.S. Reps. Brian Higgins (D-NY), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Kathy Castor (D-FL) recently introduced the Increasing Access to Lung Cancer Screening Act (H.R. 4286). This bill would require all state Medicaid programs to cover lung cancer screening for eligible enrollees, expand coverage for tobacco cessation, and prohibit payers from subjecting annual lung cancer screening to prior authorization. The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) supports this bipartisan legislation.

H.R. 4286 takes critical steps to reduce preventative care barriers in underserved areas in order to increase lung cancer screening rates across the country.

The College will continue to monitor and provide updates on the bill’s progress. For additional information, contact Ashley Walton, ACR Director of Government Affairs.