Date: December 5, 2011
The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) and Kaiser Permanente recently unveiled their "20/20 Vision" for reducing hip and other fractures by 20 percent by 2020 at a best practices sharing event at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health in Washington DC last month. A key element in the proposal to decrease hip fractures includes the establishment of a fracture liaison service facilitated by NBHA within Medicare and other health systems. The service would assess patients for osteoporosis fracture and provide treatment and follow-up to manage the disease and prevent repeat fractures. ASBMR is one of the founding members of the NBHA. Its Governing Committee is chaired by ASBMR Immediate Past President Sundeep Khosla.
Visit the NBHA website to learn more about the plan to reduce fractures by 2020.