Medicare Preventive Services
Medicare members are eligible to receive many preventive services at no cost.
Preventive services are important because they can detect health problems early. That’s when treatment works best and can prevent further progression of diseases.
Preventive services include exams, shots, lab tests, and procedures. They also include programs for health monitoring, counseling and education to help you take care of yourself.
The Affordable Care Act made many improvements to Medicare. If you have Original Medicare, you now qualify for a yearly “Wellness” visit and many other preventive services.
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers the following preventive services offered by McKenzie Health System (List updated as of January, 2016. To check most up-to-date information, visit the Medicare.gov website):
- Annual “Wellness” Visit
- Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
- Alcohol misuse screenings & counseling
- Bone mass measurements (bone density)
- Cardiovascular disease screenings
- Cardiovascular disease behavioral therapy
- Cervical & vaginal cancer screening
- Colorectal cancer screening
- Depression screening
- Diabetes screening
- Diabetes self-management training
- Glaucoma tests
- Hepatitis C screening test
- HIV screening
- Lung Cancer Screening
- Nutrition therapy services
- Obesity screenings & counseling
- One-time “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit
- Prostate cancer screening
- Sexually transmitted infections screening & counseling
- Flu shots
- Hepatitis B
- Pneumococcal shots
- Tobacco use cessation counseling
For more information about preventative services, download the Guide to Medicare’s Preventive Services
and talk with your Healthcare Provider. You can also call McKenzie Health System 810-648-6161