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Osteoporosis Screening in Older Women (OSW)

HEDIS Measure

Osteoporosis Screening in Older Women (OSW)

Line of business: Medicare

Data Collection Method: Administrative (Claims)

Measure Description

The percentage of women 65–75 years of age who received osteoporosis screening.

Numerator Compliance

One or more osteoporosis screening tests on or between the member's 65th birthday and December 31 of the measurement year.

Best Practices

  • Reference The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ Osteoporosis FAQ: Women’s Health/Osteoporosis
  • Reference Healthy People gov's Osteoporosis to Prevent Fracture: Screening resources/evidence-basedresource/osteoporosis-to-prevent- fractures-screening

Quality Value Set Directory Coding Tips

Osteoporosis Screening Tests


  • 76977
  • 77078
  • 77080
  • 77081
  • 77085