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Early detection saves lives. We Encourage patients to get their preventive services.

Annual services are covered by most plans, both Medicare and Commercial.

COMMERCIAL (usually under 65)

Most health plans must cover a set of preventive services — like shots and screening tests — at no cost to you for: Adults • Women • Children.

MEDICARE (Medicare, Medicare Advantage)

If you have just turned 65 or it is your first year with Medicare:

The Initial Preventive Physical Exam (IPPE), also known as the Welcome to Medicare Preventive Visit, promotes good health through disease prevention and detection.

The Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) includes a Health Risk Assessment (HRA). The aim of this visit to develop or update a Personalized Prevention Plan (PPP).

What are your Medicare preventive services that are covered each year? The items in bold are what we assess and can assist with each year.

  • Advance Care Planning (ACP)A as an Optional AWV Element

  • Alcohol Misuse Screening & Counseling

  • Blood Pressure Screening

  • Bone Mass Measurements

  • Cardiovascular Disease Screening Tests

  • Cervical Cancer Screening

  • Cholesterol Screening

  • Colorectal Cancer Screening

  • Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use

  • Depression Screening

  • Diabetes Screening

  • Diabetes Self-Management Training

  • Diet Counseling (* commercial only)

  • Falls Prevention (* over 65)

  • Flu, Pneumococcal, & Hepatitis B Shots and their Administration

  • Chickenpox (Varicella), Diphtheria, Hepatitis A, HPV, Measles, Meningococcal, Mumps, Whooping Cough, Rubella, Shingles, Tetanus (* Commercial)

  • Glaucoma Screening

  • Hepatitis B Screening

  • Hepatitis C Screening

  • HIV Screening

  • Intensive Behavioral Therapy (IBT) for Cardiovascular Disease

  • IBT for Obesity

  • Lung Cancer Screening

  • Mammography Screening

  • Medical Nutrition Therapy

  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program

  • Obesity Screening and Counsel (* Commercial only)

  • Pap Tests Screening

  • Prolonged Preventive Services

  • Prostate Cancer Screening

  • Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Screening & High Intensity Behavioral Counseling (HIBC) to Prevent STIs

  • Screening Pelvic Exam

  • Statin Preventive Medication (* Commercial only)

  • Syphilis Screening (* Commercial only)

  • Tobacco Screening

  • Tuberculosis Screening (* Commercial only)

  • Ultrasound Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening (65+ and men who have smoked)


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