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Dec 5, 2022 - Announces a new program through the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the Agricultural Science Center of Excellence for Nutrition and Diet for Better Health (ASCEND for Better Health), which aims to support research on diet-related chronic disease in underserved communities. Offers background information on the project and notes its emphasis on studying cancer causes and prevention through diet and lifestyle changes.
Nov 1, 2022 - Announces the Calendar Year 2023 Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) final rule, which aims to increase access to behavioral health, wellness, and whole-person care. Outlines coverage for behavioral health services and opioid use disorder (OUD) treatment, expanded colon cancer screening coverage, changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program, and dental services that are integral to covered medical services.
Source: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Oct 28, 2022 - Features a mobile lung cancer screening unit launched by the West Virginia University (WVU) Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine hospitals. Describes the services provided by the unit and the need for lung cancer screening in the state, noting disparities in lung cancer deaths and the opportunities the unit provides for rural West Virginians to access screening services.
Source: WVU Medicine