Friday, June 22, 2018

Does Medicare Pay for Routine Physicals?

I get this question a lot. "Does Medicare pay for routine physical exams? I hear they are not covered".

I don't know who started this rumor but I wish they would stop.

Original Medicare includes a "Welcome to Medicare" physical exam. As long as you have the exam within the first 12 months of going on Medicare Part B there should be no charge.

Thereafter you are entitled to what Medicare calls the Annual Wellness Visit. At this time your doctor will update your records, check your blood pressure, height and weight. There may also be a cognitive impairment test and / or a balance and mobility test.

Rather than making you read all this, sit back and watch this 3 minute video.

Additional reading here.


You have questions. We have answers.

Never any charge.

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