Posted February 14, 2013

Here is my humble opinion in regards to the New Old Age article below…

Until there is a better understanding of this disease, medical professionals and Medicare should be doing everything in their power to bring us closer to a cure.  These brain scans are apart of that and given the high cost, which makes them unattainable for most families, it's simply not acceptable they aren't covered by this plan.

What do you think?


Debate Over Brain Scans and Alzheimer’s

By JUDITH GRAHAM

Should brain scans for older adults with suspected Alzheimer’s disease be covered by Medicare?

Many medical experts say yes. But late last month, an expert panel convened by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services concluded that data supporting use of the scans was weak.

 

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