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1. Medicare Insights — ‘Welcome to Medicare’ preventive visit

‘Welcome to Medicare’ preventive visit. If you’re a Medicare recipient, you probably already realize it’s a tall order to know all the benefits it provides. From the “Medicare & You 2019” booklet, here’s just a glimpse of a few of the Part B services it covers.


As a new Medicare recipient, you can get a “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit during the first 12 months that you have Part B. This includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health. It also includes education and counseling about preventive services, along with certain screenings, flu and pneumococcal shots, and referrals for other care, if needed. When you make your appointment, let your doctor’s office know you’d like to schedule your “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit.


Source:
“Medicare & You 2019,” Department of Health & Human Services, USA, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services


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