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Medicare Adds New Preventive Care Benefits in 2005

  • January 6th, 2005

Starting January 1, 2005, Medicare will provide coverage for three new preventive benefits under Part B. The new benefits are: a one-time initial ('Welcome to Medicare') physical exam, periodic cardiovascular screening blood tests, and periodic diabetes screening tests.

For more on the new benefits, go to: http://www.medicareadvocacy.org/Reform_PrevBenes.htm

For more details on the new and existing Medicare preventive care benefits, go to: http://www.medicarerights.org/searchframeset.htm and enter the search term "preventive".

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Last Modified: 01/06/2005

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