Medicare to cover navigation services for cancer patients

  • Date: 11/15/2023
    • Medicare will soon begin covering patient navigation services for people with cancer under a new rule implemented by the Biden administration as part of its Cancer Moonshot initiative


    • The White House also announced Wednesday it has put billing codes in place to allow private insurers to pay for navigation services


    • The services help patients and their caregivers work through the sometimes-overwhelming and confounding process that follows a diagnosis, which includes treatment options, billing, child care, transportation and more


  • The lack of a clear set of codes had prevented Medicare and other insurers from paying for navigation services, which left health care facilities unable to provide the services, the White House said
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