Does Medicare have a limit on the procedures per year?

Does Medicare have a limit on the  procedures per year?

A lot of people have questions when starting Medicare. One that I hear often is “Does Medicare have a limit on the  procedures per year?”

 

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Preventive visits

Preventive visits Medicare covers 2 types of routine preventive visits: one when you’re new to Medicare and one each year after that.

“Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit Part B covers a one-time “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit. This visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health, and education and counseling about preventive services, including certain screenings, shots, and referrals for other care, if needed.

Important: You must have the preventive visit within the first 12 months you have Part B. When you make your appointment, let your doctor’s office know you would like to schedule your “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit. In 2015, you pay NOTHING for the visit if the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment.

Yearly “Wellness” visit If you’ve had Part B for longer than 12 months, you can get a yearly “Wellness” visit to develop or update a personalized prevention plan to help prevent disease and disability, based on your current health and risk factors. Your provider will ask you to fill out a questionnaire, called a “Health Risk Assessment,” as part of this visit. Answering these questions can help you and your provider develop a personalized prevention plan to help you stay healthy and get the most out of your visit.

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In 2015, you pay NOTHING for this visit if the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment. This visit is covered once every 12 months.

 

Note: Your first yearly “Wellness” visit can’t take place within 12 months of your enrollment in Part B or your “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit. However, even if you never had a “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit, you can have a yearly “Wellness” visit after you’ve had Part B for at least 12 months.

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According to Medicare

Does Medicare have a limit on the  procedures per year? is simply answer as you do only get one “wellness” visit but, there is not max limit on how many procedures one can have in a year. as long as its medicare approved you will be covered up to 80% by Medicare.

 

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