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Body Composition Analysis – Changed Requirements

 

The Department of Health and Human Services has changed the requirements for performing body composition analysis using Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DEXA).

Referrals from General Practitioners, Specialists and Allied Health Professionals are mandatory.

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New regulations stipulate that patients are not able to have more than 4 scans in a 12-month period.

There is no Medicare rebate for these examinations.