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Vitamin D testing: Then vs now

Posted on: June 26, 2013   by  tom.weishaar@gmail.com


Although those of us involved in research and education about vitamin D are often frustrated by how slowly research findings are accepted, it is satisfying to learn that the medical community is rapidly acknowledging the importance of vitamin D to health. Take for example, the increase in vitamin D testing in the past 10-15 years.

The volume of vitamin D tests given to Medicare patients in the U.S. increased by a factor of 83 between 2000 and 2010, according to a recent publication, Trends in Laboratory Test Volumes for Medicare Part B Reimbursements, 2000-2010.

The study presents “the reimbursement volumes per 10,000 enrollees in Medicare Part B for the most common laboratory tests and test panels from 2000 through 2010. These data, consequently, are derived primarily for testing patients who are 65 years or older.”

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1 Response to Vitamin D testing: Then vs now

  1. hlahore@gmail.com

    Then, vs now, vs 2014
    Extrapolation to trend to 2014

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