Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy)

How often is it covered?

Medicare covers one visit per year with your primary care doctor in a primary care doctor's office or primary care clinic to help you lower your risk for cardiovascular disease. During this visit, your doctor may discuss aspirin use (if appropriate), check your blood pressure, and give you tips to make sure you're eating well.

Who's eligible?

All people with Medicare are covered.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing if the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment.

Note

Your doctor or other health care provider may recommend you get services more often than Medicare covers. Or, they may recommend services that Medicare doesn’t cover. If this happens, you may have to pay some or all of the costs. It’s important to ask questions so you understand why your doctor is recommending certain services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

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