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CMS gives thumbs-up to PET/Alzheimer’s coverage

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

Executive Summary

Final decision memo aligns with draft decision to cover the scans in a practical clinical trial and for differentiating between Alzheimer's disease and fronto-temporal dementia in patients that have been evaluated for other causes of dementia and still have uncertain clinical symptoms (1"The Gray Sheet" June 24, 2004, p. 6). The national coverage decision is the first reviewed under Medicare Modernization Act requirements for a draft decision posting followed by a 30-day comment period, and implementation of a final policy within 90 days of posting a final decision memo...

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