Osteoporosis Management in Women who had a Fracture
The percentage of women age 50-85 who suffered a fracture and who either had a bone mineral density test or received a prescription for a drug to treat osteoporosis in the six months after the fracture.
ACP supports QPP measure 418: "Osteoporosis Management in Women who had a Fracture" because a performance gap exists, the specifications align with current recommendations to screen for osteoporosis in women aged 65 years and older, and specifications include appropriate exclusion criteria for women with fracture related to traumatic injury. While we support this measure, implementation may promote overuse of bone mineral density testing. Developers should consider tapering the fracture definition to only include women with vertebral and hip fractures.