Monday, March 18, 2013
A look at the “no cost” Preventive care individuals can receive
Individuals under age 65, with Individual Medical or Employer based Medical insurance, can receive a variety of tests. Some are for all, some based on age, some for females, and some for children. Details are on this page of the Healthcare.gov site.
Individuals eligible for Medicare: During the first 12 months of Medicare’s Part B coverage a person can receive a “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit. During the following years a person can receive a wellness visit. The Healthcare.gov site indicates:
“This exam is a one-time review of your health as well as education and counseling about preventive services and other care. If you’ve had Part B for longer than 12 months, you can get a yearly wellness visit to develop or update a personalized prevention plan based on your current health and risk factors. “