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Old 09-19-2019, 01:24 PM
 
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They must be all stocked up on urine, then. Or some urologist is done lining his root cellar with filled specimen jars.
My doctor stopped doing urine tests a decade ago , likely longer ..he says he gets all he needs in my case from blood
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:49 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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here is what the free wellness exam allows

services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

What it is
This visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health and education and counseling about preventive services, including these:

Certain screenings, flu and pneumococcal shots, and referrals for other care, if needed.
Height, weight, and blood pressure measurements.
A calculation of your body mass index.
A simple vision test.
A review of your potential risk for depression and your level of safety.
An offer to talk with you about creating advance directives.
A written plan letting you know which screenings, shots, and other preventive services you need. Get details about coverage for screenings, shots, and other preventive services.
Iím not in Medicare yet. Maybe thatís why.
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Old 09-19-2019, 01:50 PM
 
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Iím not in Medicare yet. Maybe thatís why.
Exactly
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Old 09-19-2019, 02:27 PM
 
Location: Texas
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here is what the free wellness exam allows

services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

What it is
This visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health and education and counseling about preventive services, including these:

Certain screenings, flu and pneumococcal shots, and referrals for other care, if needed.
Height, weight, and blood pressure measurements.
A calculation of your body mass index.
A simple vision test.
A review of your potential risk for depression and your level of safety.
An offer to talk with you about creating advance directives.
A written plan letting you know which screenings, shots, and other preventive services you need. Get details about coverage for screenings, shots, and other preventive services.
It also includes memory testing, writing sentences, and drawing symbols. It also takes my doctor from 1 to 1.5 hours very thorough.
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Old 09-19-2019, 03:46 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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The annual wellness visit I get includes a survey asking if you are depressed or have fallen lately - asked 4 different ways each. Listen to heart and blood pressure. Height and weight. And talk. It is useless. I usually ask for a physical and pay the co-pay.

Fluffy, are you on traditional Medicare or an Advantage Plan. Might make a difference in what you are covered for. Did they ever send you a Medicare card?

Added: got a robo-call from the hospital today trying to sell me a colonoscopy. (my doctor is associated with the hospital)


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It also includes memory testing, writing sentences, and drawing symbols. It also takes my doctor from 1 to 1.5 hours very thorough.
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Originally Posted by mathjak107 View Post
here is what the free wellness exam allows

services and whether Medicare will pay for them.

What it is
This visit includes a review of your medical and social history related to your health and education and counseling about preventive services, including these:

Certain screenings, flu and pneumococcal shots, and referrals for other care, if needed.
Height, weight, and blood pressure measurements.
A calculation of your body mass index.
A simple vision test.
A review of your potential risk for depression and your level of safety.
An offer to talk with you about creating advance directives.
A written plan letting you know which screenings, shots, and other preventive services you need. Get details about coverage for screenings, shots, and other preventive services.
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:02 PM
 
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Are you sure that colonoscopy was going to be professionally done ? Ha ha ha
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Old 09-19-2019, 04:44 PM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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Fluffy, are you on traditional Medicare or an Advantage Plan. Might make a difference in what you are covered for. Did they ever send you a Medicare card?
Yep, sent me a Medicare card ages ago.

I am on original Medicare with a high-deductible Plan F supplement.

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Old 09-19-2019, 05:41 PM
 
Location: VT; previously MD & NJ
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Fluffy, are you on traditional Medicare or an Advantage Plan. Might make a difference in what you are covered for. Did they ever send you a Medicare card?
Yep, sent me a Medicare card ages ago.

I am on original Medicare with a high-deductible Plan F supplement.
Well the only thing I can think of to prove you are enrolled is to show the Social Security statement that came the end of last year that shows your deductions for Medicare. Or if you are paying it yourself, show them cancelled checks. But you probably already did that. Good luck with the bureaucracy.

Last edited by volosong; 09-20-2019 at 03:46 AM..
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:44 PM
 
Location: Somewhere in northern Alabama
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https://www.medicare.gov/MedicareCom...Form/home.aspx

Report it so that others don't suffer the same fate.
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Old 09-19-2019, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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A well visit is not the same as a physical.....a well visit is more like a consultation that plans a strategy out for the year ....
This. Go in to doc with a complaint. The Medicare wellness checkup is almost worthless, and does not even include routine bloodwork.
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