Navigation Links
WMIS Supports Experts, Commits to Resolve Beta Amyloid Issues with CMS
Date:2/7/2013

Washington DC (PRWEB) February 07, 2013

On January 30th, 2013 CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services) held the MEDCAC (Medicare Evidence Development & Coverage Advisory Committee) meeting to review the available evidence and hear public testimony on the use of beta amyloid PET imaging for the management of dementia and neurodegenerative disease. At the conclusion of the presentations and discussion, the panel voted ‘low to intermediate’ confidence in evidence supporting the PET imaging of brain beta amyloid to change health outcomes (improved, equivalent or worsened) in patients who display early symptoms or signs of cognitive dysfunction.
Based upon the scientific evidence acquired over the years, WMIS supports the position that PET Imaging does change the health outcomes. This position is similar to the testimony of several experts who presented during the meeting. “We stay firm in our belief that PET imaging can truly help improve health outcomes in patients and we support the testimony of the medical experts. We are committed to work with CMS to resolve any outstanding issues about beta amyloid imaging.” said Kim Pierce, Executive Director of WMIS.

WMIS is the molecular imaging sector’s largest source of information and data on reimbursement since it manages the NOPR. The National Oncologic PET Registry (NOPR) is a collaboration of the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN), the American College of Radiology (ACR), and the World Molecular Imaging Society (WMIS), to ensure access to Medicare reimbursement for certain types of positron emission tomography (PET) scans.

The testimony of medical experts clearly demonstrated that significant evidence already exists. “It is important to recognize that the panel is concerned about insufficient evidence and is not questioning the fundamental premise of the diagnostic test. We invite CMS to work with the industry and molecular imaging societies to receive further clarification. We firmly believe that the opinions of the well-recognized experts in the field should be given priority to determine the future of this FDA approved powerful innovation.” Kim Pierce added.

About WMIS
WMIS is an academic and professional society for Molecular Imaging. From leading projects such as PET awareness campaigns and registry management on the clinical side to developing powerful preclinical models and training programs, WMIS is active across the entire spectrum of Molecular Imaging. WMIS is the world's most innovative and leading society in molecular imaging and molecular medicine. With the rise of the molecular imaging industry and the associated research, WMIS is the only organization that is connecting all the dots in the industry and is working to bring all stakeholders together by Smashing the Silos and Leading Innovation Convergence in molecular medicine through imaging; both for practitioners and researchers, who are defining the future of molecular imaging, WMIS enhances the potential and applications of innovation. http://www.wmis.org

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2013/2/prweb10402159.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related biology technology :

1. Elsevier Supports International Crisis Aid Through Pillars of Hope Campaign
2. Discovery in Nature elucidates immune cells in skin and supports novel vaccine approach
3. MDA Supports Development of Dissociative Glucocorticoid for DMD
4. InVigor® Canola Supports the Michigan-Whitman Fire Department with More for Everyone Award
5. InVigor® Canola Supports Cando Youth Hockey with More for Everyone Award
6. InVigor® Canola Supports Langdon Day Care Center with More for Everyone Award
7. Bio-Innovator Saneron CCEL Therapeutics Supports Cryo-Cell International Leadership and Board of Directors in Proxy Contest
8. ARMGO Pharma, Inc. announces data which supports its Rycal program as a novel approach for the treatment of stress-induced cognitive disorders
9. CoreLab Partners, Medical Image Assessment Experts, Announces Its Entry Into the Early Alzheimers Imaging Market Space
10. Plaintiff Sales Representatives and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation Resolve Class Action Wage and Hour Claims
11. Cellectricon Launches Dynaflow® Resolve System Enabling Novel Ion Channel Assays
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/27/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Parallel 6 , the leading software as a service ... Virtual Patient Encounter CONSULT module which enables both audio and video telemedicine communication ... , Using the CONSULT module, patients and physicians can schedule a face to face ...
(Date:6/27/2016)... PHILADELPHIA , June 27, 2016  Liquid ... today announced the funding of a Sponsored Research ... study circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from cancer patients.  ... changes in CTC levels correlate with clinical outcomes ... therapies. These data will then be employed to ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... DIEGO , June 24, 2016 ... more sensitively detects cancers susceptible to PARP inhibitors ... circulating tumor cells (CTCs). The new test has ... HRD-targeted therapeutics in multiple cancer types. ... targeting DNA damage response pathways, including PARP, ATM, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... ... June 23, 2016 , ... Mosio, a leader in clinical ... Patient Recruitment and Retention Tips.” Partnering with experienced clinical research professionals, Mosio revisits ... tips, tools, and strategies for clinical researchers. , “The landscape of how patients ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:6/3/2016)... 3, 2016 Das ... Nepal hat ein 44 ... geprägter Kennzeichen, einschließlich Personalisierung, Registrierung und IT-Infrastruktur, ... Produktion und Implementierung von Identitätsmanagementlösungen. Zahlreiche renommierte ... Januar teilgenommen, aber Decatur wurde als konformste ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... superior patient care by providing unparalleled technology to leaders of the medical imaging industry. ... recently added to the range of products distributed by Ampronix. Photo - ... ... ... ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 2016  Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric ... Biometric Identification System (ABIS) , a complete system ... ABIS can process multiple complex biometric transactions with ... fingerprint, face or iris biometrics. It leverages the ... MegaMatcher Accelerator , which have been used ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):