54 million Americans age 50 and over either already have or are at risk of osteoporosis.
Medicare cost of osteopathic fractures. Milliman Research Report Web site. https://static1.squarespace.com/static/5c0860aff793924efe2230f3/t/5d76b949deb7e9086ee3d7dd/1568061771769/Medicare+Cost+of+Osteoporotic+Fractures+20190827.pdf. Published August 2019. Accessed October 9, 2019
Reducing 5-20 percent of “secondary” bone fractures in 2015 could have reduced Medicare FFS spending by $310 million to $1.2 billion over a follow-up period that lasted up to 2 to 3 years after a new osteoporotic fracture.
Over 40% of Medicare FFS beneficiaries with a new osteoporotic fracture were hospitalized within a week after their fracture and nearly 20% died within 12 months following a new osteoporotic fracture.
2 million Medicare patients suffered 2.3 Million fractures in 2015.