Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Retirees Medicare Preventive Services

Medicare covers a full range of preventive services to help keep you healthy and help find problems early, when treatment is most effective. Ask your doctor which of these services is right for you.

Those on Medicare can get the following preventive services.

  • One time "Welcome to Medicare" Preventive Visit within the first 12 months you have Medicare Part B.
  • Yearly "Wellness" Visit - get this visit 12 months after your "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit or 12 months after your Part B effective date.
  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening
  • Bone Mass Measurement (Bone Density Test)
  • Cardiovascular Screenings (cholesterol, lipids, triglycerides)
  • Colorectal Cancer Screenings
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Self-management Training
  • Flu Shot
  • Glaucoma Test
  • Hepatitis B Shot
  • HIV Screening
  • Mammogram (screening for breast cancer)
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy Services
  • Pap Test and Pelvic Exam (includes a breast exam)
  • Pneumococcal Shot
  • Prostate Cancer Screenings
  • Smoking Cessation (counseling to stop smoking)

Your "Medicare & You" Handbook has more information about these preventive services, including costs and conditions that may apply. Visit

Source: CMS Product No. 11420
Revised May 2011

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