PET Scans

PET scans for Alzheimer's rejected for Medicare pay

PET scans for Alzheimer's rejected for Medicare pay

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Earlier this year, the Department of Health and Human Services released an action plan for tackling Alzheimer's diagnostics, treatment and funding.

CMS: Medicare will not cover PET scans for Alzheimer's

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Seniors will not be able to receive Medicare coverage for imaging scans to help diagnose Alzheimer's disease, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services recently announced.

Alzheimer's-detecting PET scans could be on the market within a year

Alzheimer's-detecting PET scans could be on the market within a year

Nuclear medicine experts say positron emission tomography (PET) scans that detect beta amyloid plaques in the brain could make it to the marketplace within the next year. Beta-amyloid is a naturally occurring protein that is directly implicated in the development of Alzheimer's.