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Get Your Medicare Wellness Visit Every Year

Find out how a Medicare wellness visit can help you stay healthy.

Review Date: January 25, 2013

National Health Information Center - NHIC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Colon Cancer Screening (Colorectal) Covered by Medicare

All Medicare recipients are eligible for a screening colonoscopy. Learn about risk factors, how often screening is covered, and the portion of Medicare-approved costs you will be required to pay.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

CDC Vitalsigns: Colorectal Cancer Screening

This CDC report points out why more people need to get tested for colorectal cancer and what can be done to increase screening. All people aged 50 to 75 years should get tested.

Review Date: November 05, 2012

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Preventive Services Checklist

Take this checklist to your doctor or other health care provider, and ask which Medicare-covered preventive services are right for you.

Review Date: November 14, 2012

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services