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Imaging stakeholders call for Medicare coverage of beta amyloid positron emission tomography scans to help diagnose and manage dementia patients, but clinical societies warn against using the technology as a screening tool for Alzheimer’s disease. CMS took comments through Nov. 8 on its ongoing national coverage analysis.
A broad range of stakeholders are asking CMS to remove national non-coverage language for newly approved radiopharmaceuticals used in positron emission tomography to allow speedier access to new tools for diagnosing Alzheimer’s and other diseases.