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Indications for Bone Densitometry
(Medicare Rebatable Items are Bulk Billed)

Medicare Item 12306
- 1 service every 24 months
- Fractures occurring after minimal trauma
- Monitoring of Osteoporosis proven by Bone Densitometry

Medicare Item 12313
- 1 service in every 12 months
- Prolonged glucocorticoid therapy (oral or high dose inhaled steroids)
- Excess glucocorticoid secretion
- Ovarian hypofunction (amenorrhoea > 6 months before age 45 years)
- Male hypogonadism

Medicare Item 12315
- 1 service every 24 months - Chronic liver disease
- Primary hyperparathyroidism - Chronic renal disease
- Proven malabsorption - Rheumatoid arthritis
- Excess thyroxine

Medicare Item 12321
- 1 service in every 12 months
- Significant change in therapy for osteoporosis

Medicare Item 12323
- Patients aged 70 years or over

No Medicare Rebate
- A charge applies
- Screening for osteoporosis in patients under 70 years of age

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