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Use of DXA in Screening for and Monitoring of Osteoporosis


6/12/14

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

5/21/14

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.

3/13/14

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.

12/20/13

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

11/25/13

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

9/23/13

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.

6/24/2013
HTAS reviewed the inital draft coverage guidance.

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