Medicare: Attention Medicare Patients
What to expect from the Annual Physical Exam:
- Family/Personal History
- Obesity screening
- Depression screening
- Hearing Screening
- Vision Screening
- Osteoporosis Screening
- Alcohol Screening
- Smoking review
- Prostrate/Breast and Pap Screening
- Asthma screening ( if applicable )
- EKG (if applicable)
These are the procedures and screenings needed to make sure you are getting the best preventive care possible.
If your insurance company does not cover one or more of these screenings/procedures, you will be given the chance to opt out of them at the beginning of your office visit. You will be given an ABN form (Advance Beneficiary Notice of Non-coverage).
When you fill these out, you can opt out of the procedure(s) that may not be covered. You should always consult with your doctor before opting out of these important preventative procedures.
Click here to view the ABN, the document that you will be signing at your Annual Physical Exam.
*As of January 2013, Medicare does NOT cover the Hearing screening during the annual physical. To find out more contact your Medicare associate or visit the Medicare website www.Medicare.gov