Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Health and Human Resources
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Mandate 794

Mandate Information
Mandate Title:
LDCT Lung Cancer Screening
Purpose of legislation
At present, DMAS does not cover LDCT screening for adults as a preventive service. There is evidence that this policy puts adults at increased risk of developing advanced-stage lung cancer. This regulatory action will permit DMAS to cover LDCT screenings for at-risk adults, thereby enabling DMAS to help make further reductions in lung cancer morbidity and mortality. Additionally, DMAS would align itself with established federal recommendations which support LDCT screening.
Legislation mandating a change
Budget item mandating a change Item 306 (2016)
VAC chapters to be amended
12 vac 30 - 50 : Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care and Services
Associated Regulatory Actions
Action 4693: LDCT Lung Cancer Screening
Latest Stage: Final
Deadline for the regulation to become effective 1/2/2017
spacer spacer
Back to Mandates