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CMS beta amyloid imaging decision means full coverage years away
Limiting amyloid access
Monday, October 21, 2013
A decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid
Services to require coverage with evidence development for beta amyloid
imaging agents means that Medicare patients will probably have to wait
at least a few more years to receive Eli
Lilly and Co.'s marketed Amyvid florbetapir outside a clinical trial.
On Sept. 27, CMS issued a final
decision to limit reimbursement of beta amyloid imaging to one scan per
Medicare patient with dementia or neurodegenerative diseases enrolled in
clinical trials under its coverage with evidence development (CED) policy.
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