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Why didnít Medicare pay for your bone mass measurement if you thought this service was covered?

Why didnít Medicare pay for your bone mass measurement if you thought this service was covered?

Medicare covers bone mass measurement for ďcertain people with Medicare who are at danger for losing bone mass.Ē

People at risk for losing bone mass:

- A person who is estrogen deficient and at clinical risk for osteoporosis, based on her/his medical history and findings (as determined by the physician or qualified non-physician practitioner), or

- A person with vertebral abnormalities seen on an x-ray and showing osteoporosis, osteopenia (low bone mass), or vertebral fracture, or

- A person getting (or expecting to get) glucocorticoid (steroid) therapy that is equal to at least 7.5 mg of prednisone, per day, for more than 3 months, or

- A person with prime hyperparathyroidism, or

- A person being monitored to see how well an FDA-approved osteoporosis drug therapy is functioning.

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