1 Your Guide to Medicare s Preventive Services C E N T E R S F O R M E D I C A R E & M E D I C A I D S E R V I C E S This is the official government booklet with important information about: What disease prevention is and why it s important Which preventive services Medicare covers and how often Who can get services What you pay you pay nothing for many services
2 YOUR GUIDE TO MEDICARE S PREVENTIVE SERVICES Now s the time to get the most out of your Medicare. The best way to stay healthy is to live a healthy lifestyle. You can live a healthy lifestyle and prevent disease by exercising, eating well, keeping a healthy weight, and not smoking. Medicare can help. Medicare pays for many preventive services to keep you healthy. Preventive services can find health problems early, when treatment works best, and can keep you from getting certain diseases. Preventive services include exams, shots, lab tests, and screenings. They also include programs for health monitoring, and counseling and education to help you take care of your own health. The Affordable Care Act makes many improvements to Medicare. If you have Original Medicare, you can get a yearly Wellness visit and many other covered preventive services. Whether it s online, in person, or on the phone, Medicare is committed to helping people get the information they need to make smart choices about their Medicare benefits. MyMedicare.gov Visit to get direct access to your preventive health information 24 hours a day, every day. You can track your preventive services, get a 2-year calendar of the Medicare-covered tests and screenings you re eligible for, and print a personalized on the go report to take to your next doctor s appointment. Visit the website, and sign up, and Medicare will send you a password to your personal Medicare information. How can this booklet help me? This booklet covers preventive services, and services that help keep certain illnesses from getting worse. The services listed in this booklet are covered if you have Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). However, the amount you pay for these services varies depending on whether you get your Medicare benefits through Original Medicare or through a Medicare Advantage Plan (like an HMO or PPO). This booklet explains the way preventive services are covered if you have Part B under Original Medicare. If you get your health care coverage through a Medicare Advantage Plan, call your plan for more information. Note: The information in this booklet was correct when it was printed. Changes may occur after printing. Visit or call MEDICARE ( ) to get the most current information. TTY users should call
3 3 Table of Contents Section: 1 Introduction...5 What can I do to help prevent illness?... 5 Talk to your doctor or health care provider... 6 Things to know when reading this booklet... 6 Section: 2 Section: 3 Preventive Services...9 Alcohol misuse screening and counseling Bone mass measurements Breast cancer screening (mammograms) Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy) Cardiovascular disease screening Cervical and vaginal cancer screening Colorectal cancer screening Depression screening Diabetes screening and self-management training Glaucoma tests HIV screening Medical nutrition therapy Obesity screening and counseling Prostate cancer screening Sexually transmitted infections screening and counseling Shots (flu, pneumococcal, Hepatitis B) Tobacco use cessation counseling Welcome to Medicare preventive visit Yearly Wellness visit Preventive services checklist Index...29
5 5 SECTION 1 Introduction What can I do to help prevent illness? Remember The services listed in this booklet are covered if you have Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). You can stay healthy, live longer, and delay or prevent many diseases by: Exercising Do any physical activity you enjoy for minutes, 5 or 6 days a week. Talk to your doctor about the right exercise program for you. Eating well Eat a healthy diet of different foods, like fruits, vegetables, protein (like meat, fish, or beans), and whole grains (like brown rice). You should also limit the amount of saturated fat you eat. Keeping a healthy weight Watch your portions, and try to balance the number of calories you eat with the number you burn by exercising. Not smoking If you smoke, talk with your doctor about getting help to quit. Getting preventive services Delay or lessen the effects of diseases by getting preventive services (like screening tests) to find disease early, and shots to keep you from getting dangerous illnesses.
6 6 Section 1: Introduction Talk to your doctor or health care provider In providing good care, your doctor or health care provider may do exams or tests that Medicare doesn t cover. Your doctor or health care provider also may recommend that you have tests more or less often than Medicare covers them. Medicare also pays for some diagnostic tests. A diagnostic test may be recommended when a screening test or exam shows an abnormality. In some cases, you may have to pay for these services. Talk to your doctor or health care provider to find out how often you need these exams to stay healthy. If a service you get isn t covered and you think it should be, you may appeal this decision. To file an appeal, follow the instructions on your Medicare Summary Notice (MSN). The MSN is an easy-to-read statement that clearly lists your health insurance claims information. For more information on filing an appeal, visit or call MEDICARE ( ). TTY users should call Things to know when reading this booklet Symbols You ll see one of these symbols next to each preventive service. It tells you for whom Medicare covers the service or test. Men only Women only Men and Women
7 Section 1: Introduction 7 Things to know when reading this booklet (continued) Risk factors You ll also see lists of factors that increase your risk of developing a certain disease. If you re not sure if you re at high risk, talk to your doctor. Part B deductible The Part B deductible in 2013 is $140. This amount may change yearly. Medicare-approved amount In Original Medicare, this is the amount a doctor or supplier can be paid, including what Medicare pays, and any deductible, coinsurance, or copayment that you pay. It may be less than the actual amount a doctor or supplier charges. Doctors and suppliers who accept assignment accept the Medicare-approved amount as payment in full. If you get your services from a doctor or supplier who doesn t accept assignment, you might pay more. Drug coverage Medicare Part D covers prescription drugs that may help you treat a disease or condition found by preventive screening tests, like high cholesterol. You can review and compare the cost, coverage, and customer service of Medicare drug plans by visiting Generally, you can join a Medicare drug plan between October 15 December 7. Your coverage will begin on January 1 of the following year. You can get personalized help by visiting or by calling MEDICARE ( ). TTY users should call
8 8 Section 1: Introduction Notes
9 9 SECTION Preventive Services 2 Alcohol misuse screening and counseling Adults with Medicare (including pregnant women) who use alcohol, but don t meet the medical criteria for alcohol dependency. Medicare covers one alcohol misuse screening per year. If your primary care doctor or other primary care practitioner determines you re misusing alcohol, you can get up to 4 brief face-to-face counseling sessions per year (if you re competent and alert during counseling). A qualified primary care doctor or other primary care practitioner must provide the counseling in a primary care setting (like a doctor s office). Remember The services listed in this booklet are covered if you have Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). You pay nothing if the qualified primary care doctor or other primary care practitioner accepts assignment.
10 10 Section 2: Preventive Services Bone mass measurements Medicare covers bone mass measurements to see if you re at risk for broken bones. People are at risk for broken bones because of osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease in which your bones become weak and brittle. In general, the lower your bone density, the higher your risk for a fracture. Bone mass measurement test results will help you and your doctor choose the best way to keep your bones strong. Who is covered? Bone mass measurements are covered if medically necessary for certain people with Medicare whose doctors say they re at risk for osteoporosis, and have one of these medical conditions: A woman whose doctor or health care provider says she s estrogen-deficient and at risk for osteoporosis, based on her medical history and other findings A person with vertebral abnormalities as demonstrated by an X-ray A person receiving steroid treatments A person with hyperparathyroidism A person taking an osteoporosis drug Once every 24 months (more often if medically necessary). You pay nothing for this test if your doctor accepts assignment.
11 Section 2: Preventive Services 11 Breast cancer screening (mammograms) Breast cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the U. S. Every woman is at risk, and this risk increases with age. Breast cancer usually can be successfully treated when found early. Medicare covers screening mammograms and digital technologies to check for breast cancer before you or a doctor may be able to find it manually. Women 40 and older are eligible for a screening mammogram every 12 months. Medicare also covers one baseline mammogram for women between Once every 12 months. You pay nothing for the test if the doctor accepts assignment. Am I at high risk for breast cancer? Your risk of developing breast cancer increases if any of these are true: You had breast cancer in the past. You have a family history of breast cancer (like a mother, sister, daughter, or 2 or more close relatives who have had breast cancer). You had your first baby after age 30. You ve never had a baby.
12 12 Section 2: Preventive Services Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy) All people with Medicare. What s covered? A cardiovascular disease risk reduction visit that includes: Encouraging aspirin use when benefits outweigh risks Screening for high blood pressure Counseling to promote a healthy diet Once each year. You pay nothing if your doctor or health care provider accepts assignment. Cardiovascular disease screening Medicare covers cardiovascular disease screenings that check your cholesterol and other blood fat (lipid) levels. High levels of cholesterol can increase your risk for heart disease and stroke. These screenings will tell if you have high cholesterol. All people with Medicare. What s covered? Tests for cholesterol, lipid, and triglyceride levels. Once every 5 years. You pay nothing for this screening.
13 Section 2: Preventive Services 13 Cervical and vaginal cancer screening Medicare covers Pap tests and pelvic exams to check for cervical and vaginal cancers. As part of the pelvic exam, Medicare also covers a clinical breast exam to check for breast cancer. All women with Medicare. Medicare covers these screening tests once every 24 months, or once every 12 months for women at high risk, and for women of child-bearing age who have had an exam that indicated cancer or other abnormalities in the past 3 years. You pay nothing for Pap test. You pay nothing for the pelvic exam (including a clinical breast exam) if the doctor accepts assignment. Am I at high risk for cervical cancer? Your risk for cervical cancer increases if any of these are true: You ve had an abnormal Pap test. You ve had cervical or vaginal cancer in the past. You have a history of sexually transmitted disease (including HIV infection). You began having sex before age 16. You ve had 5 or more sexual partners. Your mother took DES (Diethylstilbestrol), a hormonal drug, when she was pregnant with you.
14 14 Section 2: Preventive Services Colorectal cancer screening Medicare covers colorectal cancer screening tests to help find pre-cancerous polyps (growths in the colon) so they can be removed before they become cancerous and to help find colorectal cancer at an early stage when treatment works best. Treatment works best when colorectal cancer is found early. All people with Medicare 50 and older, but there s no minimum age for having a screening colonoscopy. Screening fecal occult blood test Once every 12 months. Screening flexible sigmoidoscopy Once every 48 months after the last flexible sigmoidoscopy or barium enema, or 120 months after a previous screening colonoscopy. Screening colonoscopy Once every 120 months (high risk every 24 months) or 48 months after a previous flexible sigmoidoscopy. Screening barium enema Once every 48 months (high risk every 24 months) when used instead of sigmoidoscopy or colonoscopy. You pay nothing for the fecal occult blood test. You pay nothing for the flexible sigmoidoscopy or screening colonoscopy if your doctor accepts assignment. Note: If a polyp or other tissue is found and removed during the colonoscopy, you may have to pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the doctor s services and a copayment in a hospital outpatient setting. For barium enemas, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the doctor s services. The Part B deductible doesn t apply. If it s done in a hospital outpatient setting, you pay a copayment. Am I at high risk for colorectal cancer? Risk for colorectal cancer increases with age. It s important to continue with screenings, even if you were screened before you had Medicare. Your risk for colorectal cancer increases if any of these are true: You ve had colorectal cancer before. You have a close relative who had colorectal polyps or colorectal cancer. You have a history of polyps. You have inflammatory bowel disease (like ulcerative colitis or Crohn s disease).
15 Section 2: Preventive Services 15 Depression screening All people with Medicare. Medicare covers one depression screening per year. The screening must be done in a primary care setting (like a doctor s office) that can provide followup treatment and referrals. You pay nothing for this test if your doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment. Diabetes screening and self-management training Diabetes is a medical condition in which your body doesn t make enough insulin, or has a reduced response to insulin. Diabetes causes your blood sugar to be too high because insulin is needed to use sugar properly. A high blood sugar level isn t good for your health. Medicare covers a blood screening test to check for diabetes for people at risk. For people with diabetes, Medicare covers educational training to help manage their diabetes. Diabetes screening (Fasting blood glucose test) People who are at risk for diabetes. Based on the results of your screening tests, you may be eligible for up to 2 diabetes screenings per year. You pay nothing for this screening.
16 16 Section 2: Preventive Services Diabetes screening and self-management training (continued) Are you at high risk for diabetes? You re considered at high risk if you have high blood pressure, dyslipidemia (history of abnormal cholesterol and triglyceride levels), obesity, or a history of high blood sugar (glucose). Medicare also covers these tests if you answer yes to 2 or more of the following questions: Are you 65 or older? Are you overweight? Do you have a family history of diabetes (parents, brothers, or sisters)? Do you have a history of gestational diabetes (diabetes during pregnancy), or have you had a baby weighing more than 9 pounds? Diabetes self-management training This training is for people with diabetes to teach them to manage their condition and prevent complications. You must have a written order from a doctor or other health care provider.. You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount after the yearly Part B deductible.
17 Section 2: Preventive Services 17 Glaucoma tests Glaucoma is an eye disease caused by high pressure in the eye. It can develop gradually without warning and often without symptoms. The best way for people at high risk for glaucoma to protect themselves is to have regular eye exams. People with Medicare whose doctor says they re at high risk for glaucoma. Once every 12 months. You pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount after the yearly Part B deductible. Am I at high risk for glaucoma? Your risk for glaucoma increases if any of these are true: You have diabetes. You have a family history of glaucoma. You re African-American and 50 or older. You re Hispanic and 65 or older. HIV screening Medicare covers voluntary HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) screenings for people at increased risk for the infection, including anyone who asks for the test and pregnant women. Medicare covers this test once every 12 months, or up to 3 times during a pregnancy. You pay nothing for this test.
18 18 Section 2: Preventive Services Medical nutrition therapy Medicare may cover medical nutrition therapy if you have diabetes or kidney disease, and your doctor refers you for this service. These services can be given by a registered dietitian or Medicare-approved nutrition professional, and include a nutritional assessment and counseling to help you manage your diabetes or kidney disease. Certain people who have any of these: Diabetes Renal disease (people who have kidney disease, but aren t on dialysis) Have had a kidney transplant within the last 3 years Your doctor needs to refer you for this service. Medicare covers 3 hours of one-on-one counseling services the first year, and 2 hours each year after that. If your condition, treatment, or diagnosis changes, you may be able to get more hours of treatment with a doctor s referral. A doctor must prescribe these services and renew your referral yearly if continuing treatment is needed into another calendar year. You pay nothing for these services if the doctor accepts assignment. For more information about diabetes and medical nutrition therapy Visit to view the booklet Medicare Coverage of Diabetes Supplies & Services. You can also call MEDICARE ( ). TTY users should call
19 Section 2: Preventive Services 19 Obesity screening and counseling Medicare covers intensive behavioral therapy for people with obesity, defined as a body mass index of 30 or more. All people with Medicare may be screened for obesity. Counseling is covered for anyone found to have a body mass index of 30 or more. This counseling may be covered if you get it in a primary care setting (like a doctor s office). Talk to your primary care doctor or primary care practitioner to find out more. People with a body mass index of 30 or more are eligible for: One face-to-face visit each week for the first month One face-to-face visit every other week for months 2 6 One face-to-face visit every month for months 7 12, if you lose 6.6 pounds during months 1 6 You pay nothing for this service if your primary care doctor or other qualified primary care practitioner accepts assignment.
20 20 Section 2: Preventive Services Prostate cancer screening Prostate cancer may be found by testing the amount of A (Prostate Specific Antigen) in your blood. Another way prostate cancer may be found is when your doctor performs a digital rectal exam. Medicare covers both of these tests. All men with Medicare over 50 (coverage for this test begins the day after your 50th birthday). Digital rectal examination Once every 12 months. A test Once every 12 months. Generally, you pay 20% of the Medicare-approved amount for the digital rectal exam after the yearly Part B deductible. There s no coinsurance and no Part B deductible for the A test. Am I at high risk for prostate cancer? Talk to your doctor or practitioner about whether you re at risk for prostate cancer.
21 Section 2: Preventive Services 21 Sexually transmitted infections screening and counseling Medicare covers sexually transmitted infection (STI) screenings for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and/or Hepatitis B. People with Medicare who are pregnant and/or certain people who are at increased risk for an STI when the tests are ordered by a primary care doctor or other primary care practitioner. Medicare covers these tests once every 12 months or at certain times during pregnancy. Medicare also covers up to 2 individual 20 to 30 minute, face-toface, high-intensity behavioral counseling sessions each year for sexually active adults at increased risk for STIs. Medicare will only cover these counseling sessions if they re provided by a primary care doctor or other primary care practitioner and take place in a primary care setting (like a doctor s office). Counseling conducted in an inpatient setting, like a skilled nursing facility, won t be covered as a preventive service.. You pay nothing for these services if your primary care doctor or other qualified primary care practitioner accepts assignment.
22 22 Section 2: Preventive Services Shots (flu, pneumococcal, Hepatitis B) Medicare covers flu, pneumococcal, and Hepatitis B shots. Flu, pneumococcal infections, and Hepatitis B can be life threatening to an older person. All people 65 and older should get flu and pneumococcal shots. People with Medicare who are under 65 but have chronic illness, including heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, or End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant) should get a flu shot. People at medium to high risk for Hepatitis B should get Hepatitis B shots. Flu shot All people with Medicare. Once a flu season. You pay nothing if your doctor or health care provider accepts assignment for giving the shot. Pneumococcal shot All people with Medicare. Most people only need this shot once in their lifetime. You pay nothing if your doctor or health care provider accepts assignment for giving the shot.
23 Section 2: Preventive Services 23 Shots (flu, pneumococcal, Hepatitis B) (continued) Hepatitis B shots Certain people with Medicare whose doctor says they re at medium or high risk for Hepatitis B. Three shots are needed for complete protection. Check with your doctor about when to get these shots if you qualify to get them. You pay nothing if your doctor or health care provider accepts assignment. Am I at medium or high risk for Hepatitis B? These are some of the factors that put you at medium or high risk for Hepatitis B: Hemophilia ESRD (End-Stage Renal Disease) Diabetes Certain other conditions that increase your risk for infection, like if you live with someone who has Hepatitis B, or if you re a health care worker and have frequent contact with blood or body fluids. Other factors may increase your risk for Hepatitis B. Check with your doctor to see if you re at medium or high risk for Hepatitis B.
24 24 Section 2: Preventive Services Tobacco use cessation counseling The U.S. Surgeon General has reported that quitting smoking and stopping tobacco use leads to significant risk reduction for certain diseases and other health benefits, even in older adults who have smoked for years. Any person who uses tobacco can get counseling from a qualified doctor or other Medicare-recognized practitioner who can help them stop using tobacco. Medicare covers these counseling sessions as a preventive service if you haven t been diagnosed with an illness caused by tobacco use. Medicare will cover up to 8 face-to-face visits during a 12-month period. These visits must be provided by a qualified doctor or other Medicare-recognized practitioner. You pay nothing for the counseling sessions. Ask your doctor about Medicare-covered tobacco cessation programs near you, or visit for more information about stopping tobacco use.
25 Section 2: Preventive Services 25 Welcome to Medicare preventive visit Medicare covers a one-time preventive visit within the first 12 months that you have Medicare Part B. This visit is called the Welcome to Medicare preventive visit. The visit is a great way to get up-to-date on important screenings and shots and to talk with your doctor about your family history and how to stay healthy. What happens during the visit? During the visit, your doctor will: Record your medical and social history (like alcohol or tobacco use, your diet, and your activity level). Check your height, weight, and blood pressure. Calculate your body mass index. Give you a simple vision test. Review your potential risk for depression and your level of safety. Offer to talk with you about creating advance directives. Advance directives are legal documents that allow you to put in writing what kind of health care you would want if you were too ill to speak for yourself. Depending on your general health and medical history, you ll get advice, education, and counseling to help you prevent disease, improve your health, and stay well. You ll also get a written plan (like a checklist) letting you know which screenings, shots, and other preventive services you need. People at risk for abdominal aortic aneurysms may get a referral for a one-time screening ultrasound at their Welcome to Medicare preventive visit. If you have a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysms, or you re a man 65 to 75 and you have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your lifetime, you re considered at risk. You pay nothing for this screening ultrasound. What should I bring to the visit? When you go to your Welcome to Medicare preventive visit, bring these items: Your medical records, including immunization records (if you re seeing a new doctor). Call your old doctor to get copies of your medical records. Your family health history try to learn as much as you can about your family s health history before your appointment. Any information you can give your doctor can help determine if you re at risk for certain diseases. A list of prescription and over-the-counter drugs that you currently take, how often you take them, and why.
26 26 Section 2: Preventive Services One-time Welcome to Medicare preventive visit (continued) Who s covered, and how often is it covered? This visit is only covered one time, and you must have the visit within the first 12 months you re enrolled in Part B. You pay nothing if your doctor accepts assignment. Yearly Wellness visit If you ve had Part B for longer than 12 months, you can get a yearly Wellness visit to develop or update a personalized prevention plan based on your current health and risk factors. This includes: Health risk assessment (Your doctor or health professional will ask you to answer some questions before or during your visit, which is called a health risk assessment. Your responses to the questions will help you and your health professional get the most from your yearly Wellness visit.) Review of medical and family history. Develop or update a list of current providers and prescriptions. Height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements. Detection of any cognitive impairment. Personalized health advice. A list of risk factors and treatment options for you. A screening schedule (like a checklist) for appropriate preventive services. Once every 12 months. You pay nothing for this visit if your doctor accepts assignment. You don t need to have had a Welcome to Medicare preventive visit before getting a yearly Wellness visit. If you do get the Welcome to Medicare preventive visit during your first year with Part B, you ll have to wait 12 months before you can get your first yearly Wellness visit.
27 Section 2: Preventive Services 27 Preventive services checklist Keep track of the preventive services you need by using the chart below. You can also visit to track your preventive services, get a 2-year calendar of the Medicare-covered tests and screenings you re eligible for, and print a personalized on the go report to take to your next doctor s appointment. page Medicare-covered preventive service I need (yes/ no) page Medicare-covered preventive service I need (yes/ no) 25 Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening 15 Diabetes self-management training 9 Alcohol misuse screening and counseling 10 Bone mass measurement 11 Breast cancer screening (mammogram) 22 Flu shots 17 Glaucoma tests 23 Hepatitis B shots 17 HIV screening 12 Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy) 18 Medical nutrition therapy services 12 Cardiovascular disease screenings 19 Obesity screening and counseling 13 Cervical and vaginal cancer screening 14 Colorectal cancer screenings 14 Fecal occult blood test 22 Pneumococcal shot 20 Prostate cancer screenings 24 Sexually transmitted infections screening and counseling 14 Flexible sigmoidoscopy 14 Colonoscopy 14 Barium enema 15 Depression screening 24 Tobacco use cessation counseling (counseling for people with no sign of tobacco related disease) 25 Welcome to Medicare preventive visit (one-time) 15 Diabetes screenings 26 Yearly Wellness visit
28 28 Section 2: Preventive Services Notes For more information about Medicare preventive services You can learn more about Medicare s preventive services by visiting You can also call MEDICARE ( ). TTY users should call
29 29 SECTION 3 Abdominal Remember The services listed in this booklet are covered if you have Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance). Index aortic aneurysm 25 Alcohol misuse screening and counseling 9 Barium enema 14 Bone mass measurement 10 Breast cancer screening 11 Cardiovascular disease (behavorial therapy) 12 Cardiovascular disease screening 12 Cervical cancer screening 13 Colorectal cancer screening 14 Crohn s disease 14 Diabetes screening 15 Diabetes self-management training 15 Diabetes supplies 15 Digital rectal examination 14 Drug coverage 7 Eye disease 17 Eye exams 17 Fasting blood glucose test 15 Fecal occult blood test 14 Flexible sigmoidoscopy 14 Flu shot 22
30 30 Section 3: For More Information Index (continued) Glaucoma 17 Glucose monitors 15 Hepatitis B shot 22 Immunizations (shots) 22 Insulin 15 Lancets 15 Mammogram 11 Medical nutrition therapy 18 Obesity screening and counseling 19 Osteoporosis 10 Pap test 13 Pelvic exam 13 Pneumococcal shot 22 Preventive services checklist 27 Prostate cancer screening 20 Prostate Specific Antigen (A) test 20 Screening colonoscopy 14 Sexually transmitted infections screening and counseling 21 Tobacco use cessation counseling 24 Test strips 15 Tobacco use 24 Ulcerative colitis 14 Vaginal cancer screening 13 Welcome to Medicare preventive visit 9 Yearly Wellness visit 26
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