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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

and caregivers by delaying the definitive diagnosis of certain types of dementia and neurodegenerative diseases, including Alzheimer's disease (AD). 

The letter addresses four specific areas of concern and offers recommendations for consideration which are highlighted below:

1.  Agreement with CMS' determination that there is a clear benefit to rule out AD in precisely defined patient populations where a differential diagnosis is clinically difficult and to distinguish from other forms of dementia, e.g. frontotemporal dementia. Piramal Imaging has requested Medicare coverage for these patients without requiring enrollment in a clinical trial.

Clinical presentation of early onset AD can be difficult to distinguish from other forms of dementia and can present with many atypical features, which obfuscate the diagnosis.

The results of beta-amyloid PET imaging thus can help the physician with the differential diagnosis of the patient, leading to identification of other appropriate treatments and tests to administer.2 It can help the physician to determine whether further testing is needed and to select pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic options for the patient's treatable conditions, and it may enable the patient to forgo potentially futile testing and treatment.

Furthermore, Piramal Imaging believes that there is a patient population for which beta-amyloid PET imaging meets the "reasonable and necessary" threshold for the diagnosis of disease: those patients meeting the Appropriate Use Criteria (AUC) developed by the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) and the Alzheimer's Association.

2.  CMS should establish a clear standard of the level of evidence required to expand coverage.

CMS should approve any clinical trials that are likely to expe
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