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Is a bone-density test for osteoporosis covered by insurance?

Harris H. McIlwain, MD
Rheumatology
Although this depends on your insurance provider, most will cover a bone-density test if you have one or more risk factors. Also, some states require insurance companies to cover bone-density tests if you are at a higher risk. Risk factors include having a fracture, not taking estrogen at menopause, being postmenopausal, and taking medications that can cause bone thinning.
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