An apple a day just may keep you healthy; and also knowing which preventive Medicare apples to get!  According to the 2022 Medicare & You handbook, Part B covered services that are marked with an apple beside them are preventative services available to you. 

Let’s take a look:

– Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening (one time if at risk)

– Alcohol misuse screening & counseling (usually one screening per year) 

– Bone mass measurement (bone density, usually every 24 months) 

– Breast cancer screening (mammogram, usually every 12 months)

– Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy with your primary care doctor) 

– Cardiovascular disease screenings (usually every 5 years)

– Cervical & vaginal cancer screenings (usually every 24 months)

– Colorectal cancer screenings (one or more of 5 different tests may be covered)

– Depression screening (usually one per year) 

– Diabetes screenings (up to 2 per year)

– Diabetes self-management training (you must have diabetes)

– Flu shots (one shot per season)

– Glaucoma tests (once every 12 months for at risk) 

– Hepatitis B shots (one shot for at risk)

– Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection screening (for at risk) 

– Hepatitis C screening test (for at risk)

– HIB screening (for at risk) 

– Lung cancer screening (for at risk)

– Medical nutrition therapy services (if you have diabetes or kidney disease)

– Obesity screening & counseling (BMI of 30 or more) 

– Pneumococcal shots (2 shots)

– Prostate cancer screenings (PSA test every 12 months) 

– Sexually transmitted infection screening & counseling (every 12 months)

– Smoking & tobacco-use cessation (8 face-to-face visits) 

– Welcome to Medicare preventive visit (within first 12 months that you have Part B)

– Yearly wellness visit

Wow!  That’s a lot of apples!!  Why not use them all and bake a healthy apple pie?  

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