is a platform that allows all voices in the bone health community to work together around shared priorities to develop projects that can become reality through pooled funding.
is a platform that allows all voices in the bone health community to work together around shared priorities and develop projects that can become reality through pooled funding.
The NBHA working group recommends continuing to use T-scores as one method for diagnosis, but expands the criteria to allow a diagnosis for individuals who have experienced a hip fracture and those with osteopenia (low bone mass) who suffer a spine fracture, shoulder fracture, pelvis fracture, and in some cases wrist fracture.
The NBHA working group, made up of 16 clinicians and clinical scientists charged with determining the appropriate expansion of the criteria used to diagnose osteoporosis, will now work to engage with medical societies, Medicare and other payers to gain endorsement of the expanded clinical diagnosis of osteoporosis.
With osteoporosis causing an estimated two million broken bones per year at an estimated direct cost of $19 billion, we know osteoporosis-related bone breaks are responsible for significant human and financial costs," said Robert Recker, MD, MACP, FACE, co-chair, NBHA, president, NOF and director, Osteoporosis Research Center, Creighton University, Omaha, Nebraska.
We appreciate Merck's dedication to the study of improving the quality of patient care, and we are excited to be partnering with NBHA and NOF to help improve outcomes for patients with osteoporosis.
To illustrate the magnitude of the problem, the NBHA has built "Cast Mountain" to serve as the symbolic centerpiece of the 2Million2Many campaign.
NBHA along with two partners has applied for a grant from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Innovation Center to support a more substantial FLS effort in the Medicare population (which pays for 1.
annually and represent the most significant risk factor for osteoporosis, NBHA has launched a national awareness campaign to make the connection between fractures and osteoporosis.
For more information or to schedule an interview with an NBHA expert, please contact Valerie Patmintra at (202) 320-6388 or valerie.
One of the NBHA
's major priorities is the implementation of this successful fracture liaison service model in a number of health systems, including the Medicare population," said Sundeep Khosla, MD, Mayo Clinic and chairman, NBHA
Since the beginning of the redevelopment effort, NBHA
and TCB have worked closely with residents representatives, the City of New Brunswick, and other local agencies and stakeholders to create a plan for a strong community in which people of all incomes can achieve their full potential.