Medicare and Alzheimer's Disease

Medicare and Alzheimer's Disease

The Department of Health and Human Services recently told Medicare carriers not to screen out patients with Alzheimer's disease when awarding payments. A panel talks about why this coverage was in question and what treatments and services...

The Department of Health and Human Services recently told Medicare carriers not to screen out patients with Alzheimer's disease when awarding payments. A panel talks about why this coverage was in question and what treatments and services are now available to people with Alzheimer's disease.

Guests

Judy Riggs

acting vice president for public policy at the Alzheimer's Association

Tom Scully

administrator of the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services at the Department of Health and Human Services

Dr. Peter Rabins

professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and author of "The 36-Hour Day: A Family Guide to Caring for Persons with Alzheimer Disease, Related Dementing Illnesses, and Memory Loss in Later Life"

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