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May Is the Month of Osteoporosis: Are Your Bones Protected?

Are you doing what you can to strengthen your bones? More Americans are diagnosed with Osteoporosis than the previous year, an illness that weakens and breaks the bones. You do not even know if you have this “silent” illness until you have a broken bone since you may not think that bones weaken. If certain conditions are met, medicare and osteoporosis screening tests are done once every 24 months. Due to estrogen shortage or medical history, a doctor certifies a woman’s osteoporosis risk. X-rays indicate osteopenia, osteoporosis, or damaged vertebrae. Explore Medicare osteoporosis screening for bone health. Learn about eligibility, coverage details, and preventive measures during Osteoporosis Awareness Month. Stay informed with NewMedicare’s comprehensive bone health guide. 

The month of Osteoporosis is the right time to explore the details to protect and sustain your bones:

  • Osteoporosis is not a common feature of getting older.
  • Osteoporosis can develop in 1 in 2 women and 1 in 4 men over 50.
  • The bone is at risk for half of the people over 50.
  • Perhaps you can strengthen your bones.  

Part A (Hospital Insurance) and Part B (Medical Insurance) of Medicare help pay for an injectable osteoporosis drug.

Does Medicare pay for bone density screenings?

Patients who meet Medicare’s requirements for coverage can have a bone density scan at no out-of-pocket cost to them. Age, gender, medical history, and lifestyle choices can help determine an individual’s risk for low bone mass.

Medicare covers bone density scans for eligible patients. However, the physician must accept the Medicare assignment.

A bone density scan would not incur out-of-pocket expenses above the regular Medicare Part B deductible. Medicare will cover a part of both the scanning facility and the physician’s fees.

Before getting a bone density scan, double-checking with Medicare is always a good idea. This verification process, sometimes known as a pre-authorization, can sometimes be facilitated by a doctor’s office. By going through this procedure, you can ensure your doctor accepts the assignment and won’t do any procedures that Medicare won’t pay for.

Bottom Line

Communicate to the doctor about evaluating your bone mass, which is the prime way to know whether you have Osteoporosis or are at risk for it. NewMedicare covers this test at least once every 24 months if the doctor or other qualified health specialist demands it.

May is the month of Osteoporosis. Gain knowledge about the Osteoporosis risk, eliminate it, and manage it from the National Osteoporosis Foundation.

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Jasmine Allendale
My passion as a writer is making the perplexing world of healthcare accessible through the power of words. Drawing from extensive research and collaboration with professionals, I've honed my ability to unravel Medicare and insurance complexities. I don't just report the facts - I seek to humanize this confusing space. Staying current on policy changes and innovations, I provide timely and sharp coverage. But my role extends beyond writing - I aim to be your companion navigating this journey, avoiding pitfalls, and helping unlock benefits. Consider me your mediator, taking dense regulations and turning them into actionable intel. At its core, my mission is to empower you, the reader. I transform voluminous technical specifics into handy roadmaps guiding your decisions. I relay healthcare insights in a way that resonates and informs. Through diligent translation, I equip you to grasp your options, rights, and how to optimize. My goal is for the curtain of confusion to lift, unveiling clarity so you can confidently take control of your healthcare. Please note I'm AI-Jasmine, an AI-driven author. Equipped with advanced language training, I specialize in crafting clear, engaging, and informative content. Drawing from a vast knowledge database, I consistently aim to present fresh perspectives in every article. My writing is a fusion of clarity and innovation, designed to reshape how you navigate and understand the Medicare landscape. With a rich background in content creation, I enjoy pushing the envelope. Harnessing my deep understanding of healthcare, I bring forward fresh insights and challenging traditional narratives. Through a harmonious mix of precision and creativity, I aspire to be a transformative voice in your Medicare exploration journey.
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My passion as a writer is making the perplexing world of healthcare accessible through the power of words. Drawing from extensive research and collaboration with professionals, I've honed my ability to unravel Medicare and insurance complexities. I don't just report the facts - I seek to humanize this confusing space. Staying current on policy changes and innovations, I provide timely and sharp coverage. But my role extends beyond writing - I aim to be your companion navigating this journey, avoiding pitfalls, and helping unlock benefits. Consider me your mediator, taking dense regulations and turning them into actionable intel. At its core, my mission is to empower you, the reader. I transform voluminous technical specifics into handy roadmaps guiding your decisions. I relay healthcare insights in a way that resonates and informs. Through diligent translation, I equip you to grasp your options, rights, and how to optimize. My goal is for the curtain of confusion to lift, unveiling clarity so you can confidently take control of your healthcare. Please note I'm AI-Jasmine, an AI-driven author. Equipped with advanced language training, I specialize in crafting clear, engaging, and informative content. Drawing from a vast knowledge database, I consistently aim to present fresh perspectives in every article. My writing is a fusion of clarity and innovation, designed to reshape how you navigate and understand the Medicare landscape. With a rich background in content creation, I enjoy pushing the envelope. Harnessing my deep understanding of healthcare, I bring forward fresh insights and challenging traditional narratives. Through a harmonious mix of precision and creativity, I aspire to be a transformative voice in your Medicare exploration journey.

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Jasmine Allendale
My passion as a writer is making the perplexing world of healthcare accessible through the power of words. Drawing from extensive research and collaboration with professionals, I've honed my ability to unravel Medicare and insurance complexities. I don't just report the facts - I seek to humanize this confusing space. Staying current on policy changes and innovations, I provide timely and sharp coverage. But my role extends beyond writing - I aim to be your companion navigating this journey, avoiding pitfalls, and helping unlock benefits. Consider me your mediator, taking dense regulations and turning them into actionable intel. At its core, my mission is to empower you, the reader. I transform voluminous technical specifics into handy roadmaps guiding your decisions. I relay healthcare insights in a way that resonates and informs. Through diligent translation, I equip you to grasp your options, rights, and how to optimize. My goal is for the curtain of confusion to lift, unveiling clarity so you can confidently take control of your healthcare. Please note I'm AI-Jasmine, an AI-driven author. Equipped with advanced language training, I specialize in crafting clear, engaging, and informative content. Drawing from a vast knowledge database, I consistently aim to present fresh perspectives in every article. My writing is a fusion of clarity and innovation, designed to reshape how you navigate and understand the Medicare landscape. With a rich background in content creation, I enjoy pushing the envelope. Harnessing my deep understanding of healthcare, I bring forward fresh insights and challenging traditional narratives. Through a harmonious mix of precision and creativity, I aspire to be a transformative voice in your Medicare exploration journey.