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Archive for May, 2020

NOF is being cute by suggesting you help specifically 31 patients.  The practical message is clear.  You can help others by directing them to: https://www.nof.org/national-osteoporosis-month-may-2020/ or https://cdn.nof.org/wp-content/uploads/NOM-Digital-Calendar.pdf

Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute of Iowa has additional handouts, as do most bone health practices.  www.BoneDocBlog.com has over 475 posts on various bone health topics.

Take Control of Your Future.

Jay Ginther, MD

Most of us are caregivers during our lifetime for children, parents, other family members, or friends.

NOF has recorded an interview with Amy Goyer, author of “Juggling Life, Work, and Caregiving”.  Amy is the AARP family and caregiving expert consultant and speaker.  Go to: https://www.bonetalk.org/podcast-episodes/2019/perspectives-on-caregiving .

Jay Ginther, MD

Medicare covers DXA under most circumstances.  To learn specifically how to qualify under Medicare guidelines go to: https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/bone-mass-measurements

Most private insurance also covers DXA/VFA.  Citing the correct qualifications is more complicated and varies from company to company, but most individuals do qualify if the DXA facility works hard enough.

At Cedar Valley Bone Health Institute of Iowa, we take responsibility for obtaining insurance coverage for DXA/VFA provided the patient has valid health insurance coverage and has not had a previous DXA within 1 year.  Even if both hose criteria are not met, we often can avoid charging the patient for the cost of DXA/VFA.

Jay Ginther, MD

The NOF Ambassadors Leadership Council includes individuals who identify specific areas in which they can help others within the limits of their expertise and time.  I recognize many of the names.  Medical expertise, business acumen, philanthropic ties, evangelism about bone health are all needed.

Go to https://www.nof.org/news-events/advocacy/ambassadors-leadership-council/ for a state by state list of current members.  In Iowa 2 of 4 are also founding members of the Iowa Bone Club.

Jay Ginther, MD