Nebraska insurance law, Just published
State Insurance Law
Legislation for expanded breast imaging insurance coverage has been signed into law in Nebraska. Please see DBI’s Legislative Info for updated map and table details.
In Cancer, coauthored by DBI MAB member Dr Sally Herschorn, Breast cancer risk characteristics of women undergoing whole-breast ultrasound screening versus mammography alone. Many women at high risk of screening mammography failure do not currently undergo supplemental screening beyond mammography. Health care provider and patient awareness of other breast cancer risk factors beyond breast density, including family history and prior benign biopsies, is important in identification of women at high risk of mammography screening failure (interval cancer or advanced breast cancer) who should be recommended for supplemental screening with ultrasound or especially MRI. It is important to recognize that limiting supplemental screening to women at intermediate- to high-risk by the BCSC model would fail to identify 30-40% of women with dense breasts who will experience interval cancer and about 60% of all women who will develop advanced breast cancer.