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)|
|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%|
|11||Diabetes self-management training||20%||YES|
|14||Hepatitis B shots|
|16||Medical nutrition therapy services|
|17||Obesity screening and counseling (NEW)|
|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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