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Medicare Adds New Preventive Care Benefits in 2005
- August 14th, 2018
[This article was originally published on January 6, 2005 and was updated on August 14, 2018.]
Starting January 1, 2005, Medicare began providing 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.