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[TowerTalk] Hams and prostrate cancer

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Hams and prostrate cancer
From: (Stu Greene)
Date: Tue, 10 Apr 2001 17:29:57 -0700
At 05:48 PM 4/10/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Medicare pays for the PSA blood test this year - first time they've paid for
>it in recent years - take advantage of it - they might not next year!  Until
>this year, the only indications for which they would pay for it were things
>like "prostate CA" and "followup prostate CA" -

Medicare has paid for the PSA for years, once annually,  as long as the 
prescribing physician has had reasonable grounds  to believe that the test 
was indicated.   Indications included getting up to urinate during the 
night  and/or having a slightly enlarged prostate.(who doesn't?)

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