Friday, July 27, 2018
The Kansas City (MO) Star (7/27, Marso) reports that beginning next month, “all health insurers in Missouri will be required to cover 3D mammograms, as well as the traditional flat images.” In the medical community, “there’s some disagreement about whether researchers know enough to say definitively that the 3D mammograms are better,” the article says, pointing out that while “prestigious hospitals such as the MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Mayo Clinic tout its benefits,” the National Cancer Institute says more research is needed. The Star reports, “NCI is funding a large-scale clinical trial to get a more definitive answer. It began last year and is expected to take five years.” The article says that America’s Health Insurance Plans did not oppose the measure, and the story notes that seven other states had such a coverage requirement in 2017, according to the American College of Radiology.
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