Medicare Pays $415M Annually For Breast Cancer Screenings in Women Over 75

Medicare spends almost as much money screening for breast cancer as it does treating it, according to a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Breast cancer screenings cost Medicare $1.08 billion annually, lead researcher Dr. Cary Gross and his team at the Yale School of Medicine found. Given that Medicare spends $1.36 billion a year on breast cancer treatment, Gross said he expected the screenings costs to be much lower. "It should be a call to do further research to identify the best...Full Story
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