If you have recently enrolled in Medicare Part B Medical Insurance you are eligible for a “Welcome to Medicare” preventative visit with your primary care doctor. This visit must occur within the first 12 months after you have enrolled. This visit includes a review of your medical history as well as education on preventative services that are available to you.
One exam that is covered under this plan is a one-time Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening Ultrasound. Medicare recognizes the importance of good vascular health and offers this free screening to check for this disease. You must get a referral from your doctor for this screening exam after you have complete your “Welcome to Medicare” preventative visit.
Vancouver Radiologists offers this exam at both of our conveniently located imaging centers in Vancouver, WA. We urge you to take advantage of this free screening exam and to talk to your doctor today about getting a referral for an AAA screening. If you would like more information about the “Welcome to Medicare” program please visit their website at http://www.medicare.gov/people-like-me/new-to-medicare/welcome-to-medicare-visit.html.