A large-scale study on using brain scans to check for Alzheimer's disease failed to meet its goal of decreasing hospitalization by 10% in the year after the scans, which could impact Medicare officials' decision on whether to cover the tests. However, the study, which was presented at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference, found that there were fewer hospitalizations for those with Alzheimer's compared with those without the disease.
Study calls Medicare coverage for Alzheimer's brain scans into question
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