Medicare Rebate

12306 (one test every 24 months)
Claimable if bone density test performed for:

  1. The confirmation of a presumptive diagnosis of low bone density made on the basis of 1 or more fractures occurring after minimal trauma in the last ten years; or
  2. Monitoring of low bone density proven by a bone density test at least 12 months previously.

12312 (one test every 12 months)
Claimable if bone density test performed for the diagnosis and monitoring of bone loss associated with:

  1. Prolonged glucocorticoid therapy;
  2. Conditions associated with excess glucocorticoid secretion.
  3. Male hypogonadism; or
  4. Female hypogonadism lasting 6 months before the age of 45.

12315 (one test every 24 months)
Claimable if bone density is performed for the diagnosis and monitoring of bone loss associated with:

  1. Primary hyperparathyroidism;
  2. Chronic liver disease;
  3. Chronic renal disease;
  4. Proven malabsorptive disorders;
  5. Rheumatoid arthritis; or
  6. Conditions associated with thyroxine excess.

12321 (one test every 12 months)
Claimable if bone density performed 12 months following a significant change in therapy for:

  1. Established low bone density; or
  2. The confirmation of a presumptive diagnosis of low bone density made on the basis of 1 or more fractures occurring after minimal trauma

12322 (one test every 24 months)

Claimable if patient is aged 70 or older and has a T- Score from previous BMD between -1.5 and -2.4.

12320 (one test every 5 years )

Claimable if :

Patient is 70 years or older and not previously had a BMD examination ( initial scan ) ;

* Patient has a T- Score from a previous BMD of -1.5 and above.

** TO CLAIM A MEDICARE REBATE THE ABOVE CRITERIA MUST BE MET AND SHOWN ON A DOCTOR'S REFERRAL

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