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What to expect during a Medicare visit

Medicare Part B benefits now include a “Welcome to Medicare” visit for newly eligible beneficiaries, and an “Annual Wellness” visit for beneficiaries who have had Medicare Part B for more than one year.

These services are fully covered by Medicare Part B. You are not responsible for any coinsurance or deductibles.

Visits include

A review of your health

Screening questions

  • Functional ability
  • Hearing
  • Ability to perform activities of daily living
  • Depression
  • Memory impairment
  • Safety/fall risk

Counseling

  • How to stay healthy
  • Disease detection and prevention
  • Coordination of any additional screening/preventive services
  • An opportunity to discuss end-of-life planning

Following the visit, your doctor will give you a plan or checklist with screenings or preventive services you may need.