Medicare: What's Covered?
Medicare can be a confusing program to enter, especially when you aren't sure what's covered and what isn't. The federal program covers the majority of medical costs, but beneficiaries can still spend thousands of dollars on premiums, deductibles and other out of pocket expenses like equipment and prescriptions. To determine if you are eligible for Medicare to contact a representative or look here.
The access has recently been expanded to include preventative care and some other services. We have put together a list of screenings and exams that are free or included based on family history or risk factors.
*While the visits are free, you may have to pay for additional procedures, tests or copays.
- "Welcome to Medicare" Preventive Visit. In the first twelve months that you are on Medicare, you are eligible for this visit. It includes a review of your medical records, screenings, shots, vital screening, and a vision test. You can also be evaluated for depression, discuss advanced directives and a plan to outline preventative screenings.
- Annual Wellness Visit. This is a free exam you will receive once you have been part of Medicare for 12 months. The doctor will review your medical history, advise you on any changes you should make to your healthcare routine and update your medications and do routine tests.
- Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
- Bone Density Screening
- Cardiovascular Disease Screening
- Cervical and Vaginal Cancer Screening
- Colorectal Cancer Screening
- Depression Screening
- Diabetes Screening
- Glaucoma Screening
- Hepatitis C Screening
- HIV Screening
- Lung Cancer Screening
- Nutrition Therapy Screening
- Obesity Screening
- Prostate Cancer Screening
You can contact Medicare to discuss your claim or any questions regarding your coverage by calling 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227) or look for additional resources and contact options here.