Have You Heard About the IDEAS Study? 





 Alzheimer's Association Press Release


              May 26, 2015

CNS believes this study may be of interest to membership.

Two years after researchers first ran into a wall trying to get amyloid scans reimbursed by insurance, they now have their chance to prove the costly procedure is worth it.


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved the protocol for a four-year, $100 million study called Imaging Dementia-Evidence for Amyloid Scanning ( IDEAS).  This is a national protocol through which CMS will pay for amyloid PET in diagnostically uncertain cases under Coverage with Evidence Development.


You are encouraged to follow this link to learn more details including a full set of citations, news and further reading on the subject.

Any practices interested in participating can contact Gil Rabinovici (Gil.Rabinovici@ucsf.edu) or email the study team directly at IDEAS-Study@acr.org.


An FAQ website will be set up soon. 


Click on this link to read the Alzheimer's Association press release.

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