The health care law gives Medicare beneficiaries access to more than a dozen tests and preventive services free of charge, but many seniors — and even some providers — aren’t aware of the benefits. The AMA created a guide for its members, and some practices are using office checklists and contacting patients who haven’t come in for covered items, such as an annual wellness exam.
Despite tough economic times, there are some things the government can’t give away.Starting this year, seniors enrolled in Medicare no longer have to pay for more than a dozen tests and other services to help prevent or control cancer and other costly and debilitating diseases. These benefits, which also include an annual wellness exam, are part of the new federal health-care law.
But big crowds aren’t lining up for free mammograms or colonoscopies, although early data indicate that the free wellness checkup is luring patients.
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