Medicare’s Preventive Benefits – What is Covered

Important information about the preventive benefits Medicare covers.

To see all of the items covered by Medicare, visit this link:

For help with finding a Medicare Supplement plan, call us 24 hours at 1-800-729-9590 or visit:

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Medicare's Preventive Benefits – What is Covered

14 thoughts on “Medicare’s Preventive Benefits – What is Covered

    • Yes, Medicare does cover 3D mammography, since January 1, 2015. That is, if you’re on original Medicare, hopefully with a Medicare Supplement. If you are on a Medicare “Advantage” plan, you’d better call them to see what they cover.

  1. Just want to thank you again for all the excellent effort you make to provide this very helpful information. I appreciate the time you expend to help us.

    • Since Part A does not cover doctors, no, Part A will not give you preventive care at doctors. You must have Part A and Part B to even have a Medicare Supplement.

  2. Is there a coverage gap when you switch from an Advantage Plan to another Medicare Health Care Plan? I have been told there is a 3 waiting month period where you are not covered.

    • Yes, during the Annual Election Period or the newly-returning Disenrollment period January to March. HOWEVER, going to a Medicare Supplement plan outside of your first Open Enrollment means you must first qualify for that Supplement based on health questions. Happy to explain other options if you want to call me at 1-800-729-9590. There is no three-month period where you are not covered. – Chris

  3. Excellent! Q: I will be using the same doctor on Medicare that I have now. Recently had my complete annual physical which covers the same stuff as the Welcome to Medicare service. If my physical (with my PPO) is less than 11 months prior to starting Medicare (with Plan G) do I need to wait?

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