Facts About Preventive Benefits
New Medicare Benefits
- Historically, Medicare’s coverage has focused on paying to treat costly health problems after they occur. The best way to deal with health problems is to prevent them when possible.
- In recent years, Medicare has added a number of screenings and preventive services. Medicare’s benefits continue to include: vaccinations, bone mass measurement, glaucoma screenings, medical nutrition therapy, and screenings for cancers of the colon, breast, cervix, and prostate.