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Preventive Visit & Yearly Wellness Exams
Welcome to Medicare Preventative Visit:How often is it covered?
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers: A "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit: You can get this introductory visit only within the first 12 months you have Part B. This visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health and education and counseling about preventive services, including certain screenings, shots, and referrals for other care, if needed. It also includes:
Height, weight, and blood pressure measurements
A calculation of your body mass index
A simple vision test
A review of your potential risk for depression and your level of safety
An offer to talk with you about creating advance directives.
A written plan letting you know which screenings, shots, and other preventive services you need. Get details about coverage for screenings, shots, and other preventive services.
This visit is covered one time. You don't need to have this visit to be covered for yearly "Wellness" visits.
Yearly "Wellness" visits:If you've had Part B for longer than 12 months, you can get this visit to develop or update a personalized prevention help plan to prevent disease and disability based on your current health and risk factors. Your provider will ask you to fill out a questionnaire, called a "Health Risk Assessment," as part of this visit. Answering these questions can help you and your provider develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy and get the most out of your visit. It also includes:
A review of your medical and family history
Developing or updating a list of current providers and prescriptions
Height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements
Detection of any cognitive impairment
Personalized health advice
A list of risk factors and treatment options for you
A screening schedule (like a checklist) for appropriate preventive services. Get details about coverage for screenings, shots, and other preventive services.
This visit is covered once every 12 months (11 full months must have passed since the last visit).
Who's eligible? All people with Part B are covered.
Your costs in Original Medicare: You pay nothing for the "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit or the yearly "Wellness" visit if your doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment. The Part B deductible doesn't apply.
However, if your doctor or other health care provider performs additional tests or services during the same visit that aren't covered under these preventive benefits, you may have to pay coinsurance, and the Part B deductible may apply.
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Medicare patients ask about a FREE Annual Wellness Visit (no copay). I can schedule your "Welcome To Medicare" Preventative Visit or Your Yearly Wellness Exam!
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