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Reaching out to new CMS Administrator - Chiquita Brooks-LaSure

Updated: Feb 28, 2022

I watched her speak on "Policy Spotlight" hosted by Alan Weil. From her statements, I am convinced that she is focused on innovations and equity. I want to know the reasons why Medicare has not covered coronary calcium scoring like it does mammography. This coverage is long overdue. This test was approved and recommended by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association nearly ten years ago. And even before that, Texas already passed a law - The Texas Heart Attack Prevention Bill what mandates all health insurance companies to pay for this $100 test that can save a person from a heart attack and avoid the need later for expensive procedures like stents and heart bypass.

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