Osteoporosis Management in Women Who Had a Fracture (OMW)

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Osteoporosis Management in Women Who Had a Fracture (OMW)

During National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month in May, be sure to assess women 67 to 85 years of age who suffered a fracture and who had either a bone mineral density (BMD) test or a prescription for a drug to treat osteoporosis in the six months after the fracture. OMW is a HEDIS® star measure.

04/14/2022

During National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month in May, be sure to assess women 67 to 85 years of age who suffered a fracture and who had either a bone mineral density (BMD) test or a prescription for a drug to treat osteoporosis in the six months after the fracture. Osteoporosis Management in Women who had a Fracture (OMW) is a HEDIS® star measure. Here are some tips to help close gaps in care:

  • Ask all female patients 67 to 85 years of age if they’ve had a fracture since their last visit.
  • Consider writing a prescription for osteoporosis medication at time of fracture.
  • If patients are unable or unwilling to have a BMD test, prescribe osteoporosis medications, if appropriate.
  • Place a reminder in the patient’s chart for a BMD test.
  • Partner with your EmblemHealth or ConnectiCare relationship manager to offer in-home BMD screening assessments.
  • Use telehealth visits to review, document, and prescribe medication, when appropriate.
  • Educate patients on safety and fall prevention.
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