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 Post subject: my friend was turned down for a service that was covered!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:26 pm 
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I was surprised when Medicare turned down my friend's claim for bone mass measurement. My mom underwent the same procedure and I know this is covered.


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 Post subject: Re: my friend was turned down for a service that was covered!
PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:49 pm 
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sheyanne wrote:
I was surprised when Medicare turned down my friend's claim for bone mass measurement. My mom underwent the same procedure and I know this is covered.


Medicare only covers bone mass measurement for these groups of people:

Those suffering from estrogen-deficiency and are more prone to osteoporosis
Those that have vertebral abnormalities
Those that are expected to receive glucocorticoid therapy
Those that have primary hyperparathyroidism,
Those undergoing treatment with a new osteoporosis drug.

For more details, contact Medicare for clarifications


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 Post subject: Re: my friend was turned down for a service that was covered!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 2:41 pm 
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Thanks for that one. How do I get in touch with Medicare?


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 Post subject: Re: my friend was turned down for a service that was covered!
PostPosted: Tue Nov 25, 2008 3:04 pm 
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Medicare has a 24-hour hotline at
1-800-MEDICARE


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