PET Scans for Alzheimer's to be covered by Medicare

November 2004
Hudson Valley Business Journal;11/15/2004, Vol. 15 Issue 23, p18
The article informs that Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has recently announced the expansion of coverage for PET brain scans to individuals with suspected Alzheimer's Disease and related dementias. On September 15, Medicare began covering PET for the differential diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease in patients with a recent diagnosis of dementia and a documented cognitive decline of at least six months. The evaluation of the patient must be conducted by a physician experienced in the diagnosis and assessment of dementia.


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