LEAD Coalition urges USPSTF to upgrade its draft recommendation on cognitive screenings for people 65 and older

On October 7, 163 LEAD Coalition member organizations and allies wrote to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to urge that its recommendation be revised to encourage health care providers to screen older patients for cognitive impairment. Further, the LEAD Coalition wrote that screening should be conducted in health care settings by staff who are […]

LEAD Coalition urges CMS to revise MedLearn instructions, improve cognitive impairment assessment

On September 25, 170 LEAD Coalition member organizations and allies wrote to the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) urging the agency to remove ambiguity about when and how health care practices should provide cognitive impairment detection services to eligible Medicare beneficiaries. Specifically, the LEAD Coalition is urging CMS to revise the MedLearn instructions for the Initial […]

NAC and LEAD Coalition release national report examining roles for caregivers in medical product development

The National Alliance for Caregiving, in partnership with the LEAD Coalition, has released “Paving the Path for Family-Centered Design: A National Report on Family Caregiver Roles in Medical Product Development,” which explores the vital roles that family caregivers can play in shaping biomedical research and development, regulatory decision-making and healthcare delivery. Specifically, the first-of-its-kind report begins […]