What’s one thing you can do? Talk to your doctor to see if you need a bone mass measurement. If you’re at risk for osteoporosis, Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers this test once every 24 months (more often if medically necessary), when your doctor or other qualified provider orders it.
Bone mass measurements Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers this test once every 24 months (or more often if medically necessary) if you meet one of more of these conditions:
- You’re a woman whose doctor determines you’re estrogen deficient and at risk for osteoporosis, based on your medical history and other findings.
- Your X-rays show possible osteoporosis, osteopenia, or vertebral fractures.
- You’re taking prednisone or steroid-type drugs or are planning to begin this treatment.
- You’ve been diagnosed with primary hyperparathyroidism.
- You’re being monitored to see if your osteoporosis drug therapy is working.
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