Measure 39 – Screening for Osteoporosis for Women Aged 65-85 Years of Age

Audit Criteria

When we’re reviewing your clinicians’ data, it may be helpful to know what we are looking for in order for us to verify to CMS that your data is accurate and complete. Measure 39 requires documentation of a dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) test ever being performed on the patient. Include the most recent date of the patient’s DXA test in the documentation.

This documentation may be found in the patient’s medical record or physician notes. The relevant document should be made available to the auditor for the patient requested.