Medicare Preventive Services – 2013

Medicare now covers more preventive services than ever before. As the new services are added, Medicare coverage of preventive services may change at any time.  The table of Medicare preventive services is shown below. Some of the services are free, meaning that neither copays nor deductibles are required. (Cells of those services are empty). Other services require either a copay, or both copay and deductible.

Medicare Preventive Services (http://www.medicare.gov)

# Medicare-covered Preventive Service Doctor’s Copay Hospital Copay Is Part B Annual Deductible Applied?
1 Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening      
2 Alcohol misuse counseling (NEW)      
3 Bone mass measurement      
4 Breast cancer screening (mammograms)      
5 Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy) (NEW)      
6 Cardiovascular screenings 20%    
7 Cervical and vaginal cancer screening      
8 Colorectal cancer screenings / Colonoscopy 20% (if a polyp is found and removed) YES (if a polyp is found and removed) YES
9 Depression screening (NEW) 20%    
10 Diabetes screenings      
11 Diabetes self-management training 20%   YES
12 Flu shots      
13 Glaucoma tests 20%   YES
14 Hepatitis B shots      
15 HIV screening      
16 Medical nutrition therapy services      
17 Obesity screening and counseling (NEW)      
18 Pneumococcal shot      
19 Prostate cancer screenings 20%   YES
20 Sexually transmitted infections screening and counseling (NEW)      
21 Tobacco use cessation counseling 20% (if diagnosed with am illness)   YES (if diagnosed with am illness)

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