Does Medicare Cover THIS?
If you are on Medicare, chances are good that preventive services, tests and screenings ordered by your physician will be covered. In addition to coverage for exams, immunizations, lab tests, and screenings, Medicare covers programs for health monitoring, counseling and education to help you take good care of your health.
If you have Original Medicare Part B, you pay no coinsurance or deductible for the following preventive services as long as you see a doctor who participates in Medicare and the service meets Medicare requirements. Medicare Advantage plans must also cover the full cost for these services as long as you follow the plan’s rules. Included in the list of preventive services and screenings are:
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
- Alcohol misuse screening & counseling
- Bone mass measurements
- Cardiovascular disease screenings
- Cardiovascular behavioral therapy
- Cervical & vaginal cancer screening
- Colorectal cancer screenings
- Depression screening
- Diabetes screening
- Diabetes management training
- Glaucoma tests
- Hepatitis B virus screening
- Hepatitis C screening test
- HIV screening
- Lung cancer screening
- Nutrition therapy services
- Obesity screenings & counseling
- "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit
- Prostrate cancer screenings
- Sexually transmitted infections screening
- Flu shot
- Hepatitis B shot
- Pneumonococcal shots
- Tobacco use cessation counseling
- Yearly "Wellness" visit
For other tests, screenings and services, call Medicare at 1-800-MEDICARE or visit www.Medicare.gov to determine your coverage. If you have a Medicare Advantage Plan, please contact your Medicare Advantage Plan provider for more details.
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