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:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... AMRI, a global contract research, ... improve patient outcomes and quality of life, will now be offering its impurity ... to new regulatory requirements for all new drug products, including the finalization of ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... , ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... gene in its endogenous context, enabling overexpression experiments and avoiding the use of ... small RNA guides is transformative for performing systematic gain-of-function studies. , This ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... ... it will be hosting a Webinar titled, “Pathology is going digital. Is your ... on digital pathology adoption best practices and how Proscia improves lab economics and ...
(Date:10/11/2017)... ... October 11, 2017 , ... Disappearing forests and increased ... of over 5.5 million people each year. Especially those living in larger cities are ... - based in one of the most pollution-affected countries globally - decided to take ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
(Date:4/11/2017)... April 11, 2017 NXT-ID, Inc. (NASDAQ: ... company, announces the appointment of independent Directors Mr. Robin ... its Board of Directors, furthering the company,s corporate governance and ... Gino Pereira ... look forward to their guidance and benefiting from their considerable ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... -- The Allen Institute for Cell Science today announces the ... and dynamic digital window into the human cell. The ... of deep learning to create predictive models of cell ... growing suite of powerful tools. The Allen Cell Explorer ... available resources created and shared by the Allen Institute ...
(Date:4/5/2017)... -- KEY FINDINGS The global market for ... of 25.76% during the forecast period of 2017-2025. The ... the growth of the stem cell market. ... INSIGHTS The global stem cell market is segmented on ... stem cell market of the product is segmented into ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):