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Piramal Imaging Provides Comments in Response to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Proposed Coverage Decision for Beta-Amyloid Positron Emission Tomography (PET)
Date:8/19/2013

BOSTON, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Piramal Imaging announced today that the Company has submitted a detailed response to CMS regarding the draft decision to limit Medicare coverage of beta-amyloid PET imaging in dementia and neurodegenerative disease.1 Piramal Imaging's response, originally submitted on Monday, July 29, 2013, has been posted on CMS' website as part of the public comment process, which was open through August 2, 2013. As of August 8, 2013, CMS' website indicated more than 200 people had posted a response. Although the final decision is not expected before October 2, 2013, Piramal Imaging strongly encourages the public to continue to submit evidence to CMS showing why beta-amyloid imaging is a medically necessary diagnostic tool for appropriate Medicare populations by sending information to CAGInquiries@cms.hhs.gov

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In Piramal Imaging's letter to CMS signed by Dr. Andrew Stephens, Vice President of Clinical Research and Development, the Company expressed concerns that the CMS draft coverage decision is overly restrictive and, if finalized in its current form, would place an undue burden on physicians, patients
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