Welcome to Medicare Preventive Visit
Medicare covers all the costs for a one-time, comprehensive “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit for beneficiaries within their first year of enrollment. We encourage all of our patients to take care of this Medicare benefit that is free of charge.
To learn what that visit includes and how you can take advantage of this benefit, we would refer you to the Medicare document. This explains it best:
To schedule a Welcome to Medicare Preventive Visit, simply call our office and request it. An extended amount of time must be reserved for this visit, therefore be clear that you are requesting the Welcome to Medicare visit. Prior to the visit we require that you complete our specific questionnaire. We will provide this.
Medicare Annual Wellness Exam
After you’ve had Part B for longer than 12 months, you can get a yearly wellness visit to develop or update a prevention plan just for you, based on your current health and risk factors. This visit is covered once every 12 months.
All people with Medicare are eligible. If you got the “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit, you have to wait 12 months before you can get your first yearly wellness visit.
You pay nothing for the yearly wellness visit.