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How a medical recoding may limit cancer patients’ options for breast reconstruction

BY: - June 4, 2023

Medical coding is the backbone for 'how business gets done in medicine,' a physician said.

Shapiro signs bipartisan bill enhancing coverage for breast cancer screening, testing

BY: - May 1, 2023

Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro signed legislation — his first since taking office — that lawmakers hope will save lives by enhancing insurance coverage for breast cancer screening and genetic testing.

‘Game-changer’ cancer screening bill passes House and Senate, awaits final passage from Shapiro

BY: - April 26, 2023

Senate Bill 8, which was introduced by Senate President Pro Tempore Kim Ward, R-Westmoreland, after her own breast cancer diagnosis in May 2021, will require insurers to cover all costs associated with genetic counseling and genetic testing for the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutation for people with a family history of — or who are at high risk for — being diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer.

Pa. Senate unanimously approves legislation addressing breast cancer screenings, testing costs

BY: - October 19, 2022

The Pennsylvania Senate on Wednesday approved two pieces of legislation that eliminate out-of-pocket costs for breast cancer screenings for high-risk patients and remove costs for genetic testing and counseling for hereditary cancers.

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New abortion laws jeopardize cancer treatment for pregnant patients

BY: - October 7, 2022

Cancer coincides with roughly 1 in 1,000 pregnancies, most frequently breast cancer, melanoma, cervical cancer, lymphomas, and leukemias.

DOH cancer screening program offers free services to low, moderate-income patients

BY: - March 17, 2022

Known as The Pennsylvania Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (PA-BCCEDP), the screening program offers free breast and cervical cancer detection services through the Pennsylvania Department of Health and is funded using grant money from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

Pa. Senate Maj. Leader Ward announces stage one breast cancer diagnosis

BY: - May 11, 2021

“I didn’t want to be statewide news right after I won majority leader, with all that statewide news,” Ward said. “It was literally two weeks later.”