Preventing illness through regular check ups with your Medicare approved doctor is the first step to a long and healthy life. Routine health care can prevent illness or determine if you have a problem that needs early treatment. For women, regular check ups including mammography and pap tests can be a life saver. Men need routine exams as well including a PSA test. Both men and women can benefit from regular screenings for things like colorectal cancer and seasonal flu shots.
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If you have just joined Medicare you should take advantage of your “Welcome to Medicare” physical exam.
Your Preventive Health Care Checklist
Use the Preventive Health Care Checklist and ask your doctor which services would be right for you.
Your Welcome to Medicare Physical Exam
During your initial welcome exam you can expect to learn about necessary and recommended health screenings in addition to your physical exam. The cost of this exam is covered by original Medicare if you have the exam within the first 12 months of signing up for Part B.
Starting on January 1, 2011 you will pay nothing for your Welcome to Medicare exam if your doctor accepts assignment.
Your once per season flu shot is covered by Medicare. With Part B you pay nothing for your flu shot if your doctor accepts assignment.
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