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Preventive Medicine: Bone Mass Measurements

By:  Find-A-Codeā„¢
Published:  May 9th, 2018

Bone Mass Measurements

Procedure Codes
G0130: Single energy x-ray absorptiometry (sexa) bone density study, one or more sites; appendicular skeleton (peripheral) (eg, radius, wrist, heel)
76977: Ultrasound bone density measurement and interpretation, peripheral site(s), any method
77078: Computed tomography, bone mineral density study, 1 or more sites; axial skeleton (eg, hips, pelvis, spine)
77079:Computed tomography, bone mineral density study, 1 or more sites; appendicular skeleton (peripheral) (e.g., radius, wrist, heel)
77080: Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), bone density study, 1 or more sites; axial skeleton (eg, hips, pelvis, spine)
77081: Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA), bone density study, 1 or more sites; appendicular skeleton (peripheral) (eg, radius, wrist, heel)

ICD-10-CM
G0130, 76977, 77078-77081: Z13.820, Z82.62

Frequency
G0130, 76977, 77078-77081: Every two years or as often as documentably, medically necessary

Additional Information
G0130, 76977, 77078-77081

  • Coverage may also be indicated in the following situations:
    • If a woman is determined to be estrogen deficient, and at clinical risk for osteoporosis, by a qualified provider
    • In those with vertebral abnormalities
    • In those receiving, or expecting to receive, glucocorticoid therapy for more than 3 months
    • In those with primary hyperparathyroidism
    • In participants of FDA approved osteoporosis drug therapy who are being monitored to assess their response to the treatment

Find-A-Code™ - Preventive Services - The information in this document does not guarantee payment or that included codes meet applicable qualifications as preventive services for all insurances and insurance plans, please consult your payer.



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