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Medicare reductions have not led to significant BMD screening decline

from Medscape Medical News

Medicare-eligible women have continued to get screened for osteoporosis, despite a reduction in reimbursement. The proportion of women diagnosed with osteoporosis after fracture (from 5.4 percent in 2005 to 8.3 percent in 2008), as opposed to by bone mineral density (BMD) screening (from 76.6 percent in 2005 to 65.0 percent in 2008), has increased, however, with the reduction in screening reimbursement. more


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