MBS review proposes restrictions to BMD scans

Repeat testing for bone densitometry will be restricted to once every two to five years, according to recommendations published by the MBS review.    

The Bone Densitometry Working Group has proposed new item numbers to allow repeat testing of BMD in patients with normal or mild osteopenia every five years, and repeat testing for patients with moderate or marked osteopenia every two years.

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