The LuCa National Training Network provides support to organizations across the nation that are developing and implementing training programs to improve lung cancer prevention, screening, and care. In the course of their work, the organizations that LuCa supports often face confusion regarding insurance coverage for critical lung cancer services. To help address these concerns, LuCa has partnered with the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School (CHLPI) to develop a resource that: (1) outlines the current status of Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance coverage for lung cancer screening, (2) provides guidance on strategies for researching changes in coverage policies as they occur, and (3) answers frequently asked questions that often arise when trying to effectively connect patients to screening services.
This web forum will take a deep dive into this new resource: Lung Cancer Screening: Understanding Medicaid, Medicare, and Private Insurance Coverage. Participants will learn how to effectively navigate the resource, receive an update on the upcoming launch of related resources focused on lung cancer prevention services, and have an opportunity to ask questions based upon their own experiences in the field.
This free event is recommended for patient navigators, advocacy organizations, state and local health officials, and staff of health systems/screening centers, hospital billing departments, and health care payers. Closed captioning will be accessible to all attendees.
Staff Attorney, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Harvard Law School
Katie Garfield is a Staff Attorney at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School. Katie joined the Center in 2014 and currently focuses her work on the Center’s Whole Person Care initiatives, which seek to ensure access to services that address social determinants of health…