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How to implement a successful LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Program
A guide to success based on research from 23 imaging managers.
Guide on how to implement a successful low dose cancer screening program

Delivered within 24 hours via e-mail in a presentation format that is perfect for discussing with your team.

What you'll learn in this guide:

  • What is typical monthly volume of LDCT lung cancer screening?
  • What is the anticipated growth for future volume?
  • What are the key stages to building a LDCT lung cancer screening program?
  • How can you achieve a streamlined workflow from the initial order through ongoing follow up?
Get recommendations for:

  • Meeting CMS eligibility requirements
  • Finding and identifying program champions
  • Creating multi-disciplinary teams
  • Attracting physician referrals
  • Marketing and public education strategies
  • Finding and recruiting patients
Why this guide matters

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have defined the eligibility criteria and billing codes and started accepting claims in January 2016. This guide provides an exploration of the lessons learned by those who have already started such programs and provides a guide to help healthcare providers implement successful LDCT lung cancer screening programs.

Research Methodology

This guide features insights gained from a 3-day online discussion board conducted by IMV with 23 imaging managers in hospital & non-hospital settings who have implemented or are actively developing a LDCT lung cancer screening program that qualifies for Medicare reimbursement.

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Table of Contents:
Background and Research Objectives
  • Navigating the path to Population Health
  • Timeline of Events Impacting LDCT
  • Patient eligibility criteria
  • Facility eligibility criteria
  • Research Methodology
  • Demographic Profile of Research Participants
  • Map of Participating Facilities and Lung Cancer Incidence
Overview of LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Programs at Participating Sites
  • When LDCT Lung Cancer Screening Programs were implemented
  • Number of Cases Conducted by Years of Experience
  • Current Monthly Case Load by facility type
  • Anticipated Monthly Case Load for 2016 and 2017 by facility type
  • Monthly Case Load by number of locations
Program Objectives and Success to Date
  • Program's broad strategic objectives
  • Tactical objectives of the program
  • Most positive results
  • Imaging administrator's perspective on success
  • Self-Assessed success to date
Guide to Implementing a Successful Program
  • Recommendations for success
  • Ideal LDCT lung cancer screening program journey
  • How to develop workflow and supporting infrastructure
  • How to develop screening protocols & standardized reporting
  • How to setup & submit data to CMS-approved registry
  • Qualities of a program champion
  • How to establish a multidisciplinary team
  • How to communicate and educate referring physicians
  • How to identify and attract patients
  • How to develop the marketing & public education strategy
  • How to implement smoking cessation counseling & shared decision making visits
  • How to seek ACR lung cancer screening center designation
  • How to research the program elements
Case Studies
  • Large Urban Hospital in the Midwest
  • Small Rural Hospital in the West
  • Multispecialty Clinic in a Small Southern City
  • A Suburban Radiology Imaging Center in the South