Your Medicare Coverage

Is my test, item, or service covered?

Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening

How often is it covered?

Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a one-time abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound. You must get a referral for it from your doctor.

Who's eligible?

People with Medicare who are eligible for an abdominal aortic aneurysm screening must be at risk. You're considered at risk if you meet one of these criteria:

  • You have a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
  • You’re a man age 65 to 75 and have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your lifetime.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay nothing for this test 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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