First, you will need to be seen by a memory care doctor who is part of the New IDEAS Study. A memory care doctor is a physician who has been trained in assessing memory concerns. Your doctor will help you decide if the study is right for you. Learn more about what to expect at a memory care workup.
If you join the study you will:
Optional study components:
You are not required to do any of these optional tasks if you join the study.
1 visit with your memory care doctor before the scan.
1 amyloid PET scan visit.
1 visit with your memory care doctor after the scan.
You will receive $75 if you participate in the optional study blood draw.
Medicare will cover the majority of the cost of your amyloid PET scan.
You will pay for:
Medicare does not currently cover the cost of an amyloid PET scan as part of your regular medical care. If you join the study, your PET scan will be covered by Medicare as a medical benefit. You will only pay the deductible or copay required for the test under your plan.
Visits to your memory doctor will be billed to your insurance. You will pay your regular copay for these visits.