Covered Osteoporosis Drug Law and Legal Definition

Covered osteoporosis drug refers to the medications used by a home health agency to treat post-menopausal osteoporosis and which is approved by the regulations circulated.

According to 42 USCS § 1395x (kk), the term "covered osteoporosis drug" means an injectable drug approved for the treatment of post-menopausal osteoporosis provided to an individual by a home health agency if, in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Secretary; (1) the individual's attending physician certifies that the individual has suffered a bone fracture related to post-menopausal osteoporosis and that the individual is unable to learn the skills needed to self-administer such drug or is otherwise physically or mentally incapable of self-administering such drug; and (2) the individual is confined to the individual's home (except when receiving items and services referred to in subsection (m)(7)).