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IDEAS Study Spurs Related Research to Impact Dementia Care

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  • June 15, 2017
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Coordinated Studies Will Become a Powerful Tool for the Alzheimer’s Research Community June 08, 2017 WASHINGTON, DC AND CHICAGO — The milestone Imaging Dementia — Evidence for Amyloid Scanning (IDEAS) Study  is working with government and academic researchers to launch three add-on studies to expand the impact of the core study Continue Reading

IDEAS Study (ACRIN 7155) Amendment 1 Notification – 01.03.2017

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  • January 3, 2017
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TO: IDEAS Study Participating Sites with Central IRB Oversight Please be advised that the IDEAS Study (ACRIN 7155) has recently amended the protocol and informed consents. Please note that the amendment and informed consents relating to the participant and dementia specialist have been approved by the central IRB, Schulman Institutional Continue Reading

IDEAS-Study (ACRIN 7155) Amendment 1 for Local IRB Review – 12.22.2016

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  • December 22, 2016
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TO: IDEAS Study Participating Sites with Local IRB Oversight Please be advised that the IDEAS Study (ACRIN 7155) has recently amended the protocol and informed consents. Please note that the amendment and informed consents relating to the participant and dementia specialist have been approved by the central IRB, Schulman Institutional Continue Reading

Enrollment Cap Policy for IDEAS Study Dementia Specialists -11.17.2016

Enrollment Cap Policy The IDEAS Study has instituted an enrollment cap for each referring physician (dementia expert) participating in the study. The policy’s intent is to increase study generalizability by promoting diversity in dementia expert representation and patient recruitment across socio-demographic and geographic populations. For each individual referring physician, the Continue Reading

IDEAS Study – Aim 2 enrollment on August 1, 2017 – PLEASE READ – 7.26.2017

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  • July 27, 2016
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  TO: All IDEAS Study Dementia Specialists and Staff Enrollment of participants needed for Aim 1 of the study will be completed on Monday, July 31, 2017. The 90 day follow up visits and post-PET data collection for these participants will go on per protocol with final data submission anticipated Continue Reading

Ideas Study Bright Ideas Newsletter -July 13,2016

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  • July 13, 2016
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IDEAS Study Outreach Toolkit Now Available New toolkit can aid your outreach to other doctors and spur patient accrual with IRB-approved materials. Read more.Medicare Claims Assistance for IDEAS Imaging Facilities An IDEAS claims consultant can help with reimbursement issues. If denied payment, email IDEAS-Study@acr.org using Claims Denial Checklist instructions. Please Continue Reading

IDEAS-Study Medicare Claim Denials – Please Let Us Know! – 5.30.2016

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  • May 30, 2016
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TO:  IDEAS Study PET imaging facility administrators (please forward as needed to coders and billers) The IDEAS Study is aware that a number of Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and Medicare Advantage plans are denying claims for amyloid PET scans performed under the IDEAS Study Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) program.  Continue Reading

IDEAS Study Medicare Claim Denials – Please Let Us Know!- 5.30.2016

TO: IDEAS Study PET imaging facility administrators (please forward as needed to coders and billers) The IDEAS Study is aware that a number of Medicare Administrative Contractors (MACs) and Medicare Advantage plans are denying claims for amyloid PET scans performed under the IDEAS Study Coverage with Evidence Development (CED) program. Continue Reading

Post-PET Visit and Clinical Assessment Form Completion – 5.16.2016

To: Referring Physicians: Please review the frequently asked questions (FAQ) and responses below: Question: It was my understanding the dementia specialist didn’t have to wait 90 days to see the patient for follow up. Is there any way that the specialist would eventually be able to input the POST-PET data Continue Reading

TRIAD Installation for IDEAS-Study PET Facilities – 4.28.2016

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  • April 28, 2016
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TO:  Registered IDEAS-Study PET Facility Administrators:   The American College of Radiology (ACR) developed TRIAD (Transfer of Images and Data) a cloud- based, secure image and data exchange platform to support image and data sharing for clinical trials. The TRIAD software will be used for PET scan image transmission in Continue Reading