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List of milestones

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Use of DXA in Screening for and Monitoring of Osteoporosis


HERC reviewed, modified and approved the Coverage Guidance and Changes to the Prioritized List (effective 10/1/2014 for the Oregon Health Plan). Final Public Comment Disposition


New supplemental sources added in response to HERC request:

Berry, S.D., Samelson, E.J., Pencina, M.J., McClean, R.R, Cupples, L.A., Broe, K.E, et al (2013). Repeat Bone Mineral Density Screening and Prediction of Hip and Major Osteoporotic Fracture. JAMA, 310(12):1256-1262.

Jiang, X., Westermann, L.B., Galleo, G.V., Marakovits, K.A., & Schnatz, P.F. (2013). Age as a predictor of osteoporotic fracture compared with current risk-prediction models. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 122(5), 1040-1046.

Reid, I.R., & Gamble, G.D. (2014). Intervals between bone density testing. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 29(2), 389-391.


On March 13, 2014 the HERC reviewed the draft coverage guidance and requested further research. The topic will be revisited at its June 12, 2014 meeting.


The draft coverage guidance and public comment disposition are now available in preparation for the 1/9/2014 VbBS meeting.


HTAS reviewed public comment and referred the draft coverage guidance to VbBS.


HTAS deferred discussion of the draft coverage guidance until its meeting 11/25/2013.

6/27/2013 - 7/28/2013

Draft as posted for public comment.

HTAS reviewed the inital draft coverage guidance.