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Preventive Services

The Medicare Learning Network                              

This Medicare Learning Network® (MLN) Preventive Services page provides educational products for health care professionals. These products contain coverage, coding, billing, reimbursement, and claim filing information.

Medicare covers the following preventive services and screenings, subject to certain eligibility and other limitations:

  • Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Screening;
  • Adult Immunizations;
  • Annual Wellness Visit; Including Personalized Prevention Plan Services;
  • Bone Mass Measurements;
  • Cancer Screenings;
  • Cardiovascular Screening;
  • Diabetes Screening;
  • Diabetes Self-Management Training;
  • Diabetes Supplies;
  • Glaucoma Screening;
  • HIV Screening;
  • Initial Preventive Physical Exam ("Welcome to Medicare" Physical Exam);
  • Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Cardiovascular Disease;
  • Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity;
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy (for Medicare beneficiaries with diabetes or renal disease);
  • Screening and Behavioral Counseling Interventions in Primary Care to Reduce Alcohol Misuse;
  • Screening for Depression in Adults;
  • Screening for Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and High Intensity Behavioral Counseling to Prevent STIs; and
  • Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling Services.

Educational Products for Health Care Professionals

Please Note: The MLN has created several products for use by health care providers and their staff only. They are not intended for Medicare beneficiaries.

To access these educational products, please go to the left hand column of this page and select the “MLN Publications” link. Go to the “Filter On” box and enter “Preventive Services”.

Quick Reference Information

  • Quick Reference Information: Medicare Immunization Billing;
  • Quick Reference Information: Medicare Preventive Services;
  • Quick Reference Information: The ABCs of Providing the Annual Wellness Visit; and
  • Quick Reference Information: The ABCs of Providing the Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE).

Booklets/Brochures and Fact Sheets

  • Cardiovascular Disease Services;
  • Mass Immunizers and Roster Billing;
  • Screening for Depression;
  • Screening Pap Tests;
  • Screening Pelvic Examinations; and
  • Vaccine Payments Under Medicare Part D.

Other Useful Resources

To view these resources, scroll to the "Downloads" section and select the appropriate link

  • SE1336 - this MLN Matters Article lists Influenza Resources for the 2013-2014 Flu Season
  • MLN Matters® Provider Education Articles Related to Medicare-Covered Preventive Benefits

If you would like to contact the MLN, please email us at MLN@cms.hhs.gov.