Medicare Health Screenings

Does Medicare pay for health screenings? Regular check ups are like routine maintenance for your car except much more important. Learn about Medicare approved health screenings in about 3 minutes. Updated in 2018.

Does Medicare cover physical exams? Will Medicare pay for annual exams? Are lab tests covered?

Let’s review what original Medicare covers with regard to annual exams.

Your Welcome to Medicare exam is available at no charge to you. The exam must be done within the first 12 months following the start of Medicare Part B. Your doctor should know what is covered as well as how to properly code the exam so you have no out of pocket expenses. #WelcomeToMedicareExam

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Covered Health Screening

Thereafter you are entitled to a Medicare Annual Wellness Visit. Again, your doctor should know what is covered and how to code the exam.

This is a wellness exam, not a diagnostic visit. Your doctor may ask you to complete a form that asks about medical problems you may be experiencing. That is within the norm and should be expected.

 

 

 

Examples of covered health screenings include:

  • blood pressure and cholesterol
  • height, weight and BMI
  • minimal vision health screening
  • cognitive impairment testing
  • checking your mobility and balance

 

Additional Reading

ABN (Advance Beneficiary Notification)

https://www.medicare.gov/claims-and-appeals/medicare-rights/abn/advance-notice-of-noncoverage.html

https://www.ambrygen.com/file/material/view/445/ABNEnglish2020v508.pdf

Welcome to Medicare Exam – Annual Wellness Visit

https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/preventive-and-screening-services.html

https://www.medicare.gov/Pubs/pdf/10110.pdf

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