Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Medical Assistance Services
Board of Medical Assistance Services
Amount, Duration, and Scope of Medical and Remedial Care and Services [12 VAC 30 ‑ 50]
LDCT Lung Cancer Screening
Action 4693
General Information
Action Summary 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.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This action will go through the normal Executive Branch Review process.
RIS Project Yes  [004949]
Associated Mandates LDCT Lung Cancer Screening
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
7735 Emergency/NOIRA Stage complete. Emergency regulation superseded by final permanent regulation.
7866 Proposed Stage complete. Comment period ended 09/22/2017.
8109 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/10/2018.
Contact Information
Name / Title: Emily McClellan  / Regulatory Supervisor
Address: Policy Division, DMAS
600 E. Broad Street, Suite 1300
Richmond, VA 23219
Email Address:
Phone: (804)371-4300    FAX: (804)786-1680    TDD: ()-

This person is the primary contact for this chapter.