Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation Commends Commissioner Seema Verma and CMS for New Medicare Advantage Benefits and Payment Policies That Will Improve the Care Of Beneficiaries At Risk For Alzheimer’s and Related Dementias

Washington, DC  – The President of the Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation (GAP), John Dwyer, today issued the following statement:

“The Global Alzheimer’s Platform Foundation thanks Commissioner Seema Verma and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for its thoughtful and impactful leadership in implementing policies that will improve Medicare Advantage beneficiaries’ ability to maintain their memory fitness by expanding supplemental benefits programs that will support memory fitness and brain health programs. In addition, Medicare Advantage has implemented changes in the 2020 payment schedule that will substantially improve the detection, diagnosis and care of patients with dementia. The policies are contained in the 2020 Medicare Advantage and Part D Rate Announcement and Final Call Letter announced April 1, 2019. “

To read the full statement, click here.