February Medicare Must-Knows

By RetireMEDiQ

RetireMEDiQ strives to keep individuals informed about the latest Medicare news. Each month, we recap the top information you need to know about recent developments in the Medicare industry through our Medicare Must-Knows series.

Schedule Your Annual Wellness Visit Soon

Did you set a New Year’s resolution for 2020? Whether you’ve swayed or you’re still going strong, prioritizing your health is always important. You have an opportunity to start the year off right through your Medicare plan!

The annual Medicare Wellness Visit is an important benefit covered by Medicare Part B and allows you to be proactive about your health. Unlike a routine physical, your wellness visit is more focused on reviewing your current health with your doctor and coming up with a plan to reduce your risks. Here are a few elements you can expect to be included in your Annual Wellness Visit:

  • Review of your medical and family history
  • Screening for depression and memory
    problems
  • Medical advice from your doctor about
    health concerns or risk factors

If you would like to know more about what you can expect from your wellness visit, visit our blog.

Take Advantage of Medicare’s Free Preventive
Services

In addition to the Annual Wellness Visit, Medicare Part B also covers a variety of preventive health services. During your wellness visit and throughout the year, we encourage you to talk to your doctor about any health concerns you may have and discuss which preventive services your doctor would recommend for you.

For those who meet certain requirements, services that are covered include diabetes screening, education and supplies, weight loss counseling, nutrition therapy services, various disease screenings, and smoking and tobacco use cessation. There are many free benefits through Medicare Part B that would help with your health goals in 2020.

For more information on the services covered, see our blog on Medicare’s
preventive services
.

 We’d Love to Hear from You!

If you have questions about anything covered in this post, please comment below, call our team at 1-877-222-1942 or email us at client@retiremediq.com.

If you are not yet a RetireMEDiQ client and have any questions as you approach retirement, contact our team of advisors at 1-855-999-7981.

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Thank you for the info. Didn’t realize we are to do a Medicare Wellness visit this year. Made my appt. for March.

Jake Clark

Hi Jane,

You’re more than welcome! We’re glad you found this information useful. Medicare Part B let’s you have a wellness visit once a year, so it’s great to hear you’re taking advantage of it this year and hopefully next year too!

Thank you