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Appropriate Use of DXA Scans in Women Under 65 Years Who Do Not Meet the Risk Factor Profile for Osteoporotic Fracture

New or Maintenance
Endorsement and Maintenance (E&M) Cycle
Is Under Review
Measure Description

Percentage of female patients 50 to 64 years of age without select risk factors for osteoporotic fracture who received an order for a dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) scan during the measurement period.

  • Measure Type
    Electronic Clinical Quality Measure (eCQM)
    Level Of Analysis
    Care Setting

    Female patients who received an order for at least one DXA scan in the measurement period.


    Female patients ages 50 to 64 years with an encounter during the measurement period.


    The measure excludes patients who have a combination of risk factors (as determined by age) or one of the independent risk factors.

  • Most Recent Endorsement Activity
    Endorsed Primary Care and Chronic Illness Fall Cycle 2018
    Initial Endorsement
    Next Planned Maintenance Review
    Primary Care and Chronic Illness Spring 2024
    Endorsement Status
    Last Updated
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