skip to main contentskip to main navigation
 
State of New Jersey Deapartment of Human Services title graphic  
 
Division of Aging Services
Aging & Disability Resource Connection
New Jersey Helps
NJ 211 Community Resource Website
NJ Family Care
Care2Caregivers
New Jersey Housing Resource Center

An important step to find out about your bone health is to get a bone mineral density test (BMD). This simple, painless test can be done on your spine, hip, wrist, heel or hand. The most accurate bone density test, the DXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry), measures bone density at the hip and spine. Many insurance companies, including Medicare, cover the cost of these tests for people meeting certain criteria.

Bone Mineral Density Tests (BMD)
Check with your doctor to see if you need a bone mass density test (BMD). 

A BMD is a simple, painless test that can be done on your spine, hip, wrist, heel or hand. The most accurate bone density test, the DXA (Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry), measures bone density at the hip and spine.

 
 
Who Pays for Bone Density Tests?
Many insurance companies, including Medicare, cover the cost for people meeting certain criteria. Check with your insurance company to find out when a BMD is covered.
 
 
 
OPRA - Open Public Records Act NJ Home Logo
Department: DHS Home  |  DHS Services A to Z  |  Consumers & Clients - Individuals and Families  |  Important Resources  |  Divisions & Offices  |  Commissioner & Key Staff  |  Disaster & Emergency Help & Information  |  Press Releases, Public and Legislative Affairs, & Publications  |  Providers & Stakeholders: Contracts, Legal Notices, Licensing, MedComms  |  Get Involved with DHS!
Statewide: NJHome  |  Services A to Z  |  Departments/Agencies  |  FAQs
 
Copyright © State of New Jersey, 1996 - 2013