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CMS shares information about preventive services, including announcements for national health observances and the influenza season, which highlight preventive services covered by Medicare. Take advantage of these opportunities to discuss preventive services with your patients.

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2013-01-04 2013 Resolutions – Help Your Patients Live a Healthier Life in 2013 General
2013-01-10 Help Raise Awareness about the Disease that can Take Away Your Patients’ Sight — Glaucoma National Glaucoma Awareness Month
2013-02-07 Preventing Heart Disease and Increasing Awareness of its Affects American Heart Month
2013-01-04 Flu Season is Here Seasonal Flu
2013-02-07 Flu Season Isn’t Over – Continue to Recommend Vaccination Seasonal Flu
2013-03-07 Flu Activity Continues: Prompt Antiviral Treatment is Crucial for Seniors Sick with Flu Seasonal Flu
2013-03-14 Colorectal Cancer is Preventable and Treatable – Your Recommendation Can Help Save Lives Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
2013-03-21 It's National Nutrition Month National Nutrition Month
2013-04-04 Medicare Provides Coverage to Reduce Alcohol Misuse Alcohol Awareness Month
2013-04-25 Advancing Health Equality for All National Minority Health Month
2013-05-09 We All have a Role to Play in Women’s Health National Women’s Health Week & Nat’l. Women’s Checkup Day
2013-05-16 Raise Awareness about Mental Health Mental Health Month
2013-05-23 Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries May Receive Coverage for Bone Mass Measurements National Osteoporosis Awareness Month
2013-04-11 CDC Message to Health Care Providers: Ordering Flu Vaccine for 2013-2014 Seasonal Flu
2013-06-06 Raising Awareness of Men's Health Issues and Prevention Men's Health Month
2013-06-20 National HIV Testing Day – an Annual Observance to Promote HIV Testing National HIV Testing Day
2013-07-18 Medicare Provides Coverage for Hepatitis B for Eligible Beneficiaries World Hepatitis Day
2013-08-01 Have You checked Your Patient's Immunization Status? National Immunization Awareness Month
2013-08-29 Healthy Aging - It's a Lifestyle Approach Healthy Aging Month
2013-09-12 Influenza Season is Almost Here Seasonal Flu
2013-09-19 Help Your Medicare Patients Learn Their Blood Cholesterol Risk Level National Cholesterol Education Month and World Heart Day
2013-10-17 Prevent and Control Seasonal Influenza with Vaccination Seasonal Flu
2013-10-31 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness
2013-11-07 Raising November is National Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Month: November 14 is World Diabetes Day American Diabetes Month
2013-11-07 Diabetes and Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Seasonal Flu
2013-11-21 Recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Great American Smokeout Lung Cancer Awareness
2013-11-28 In Observance of World Aids – Remember HIV Screenings World Aids Day
2013-12-05 National Influenza Vaccination Week – December 8-14 National Influenza Vaccination Week
2013-12-19 Remember To Ask, Have You Gotten Your Flu Shot? Seasonal Flu
2014-01-09 Continue Seasonal Flu Vaccination through January and Beyond Seasonal Flu
2014-01-09 January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month National Glaucoma Awareness Month
2014-02-06 Flu Activity is Widespread — Continue to Recommend and Offer Flu Vaccination Seasonal Flu
2014-02-06 Medicare Heart Healthy Preventive Services American Heart Month
2014-03-06 Help Your Medicare Patients “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” During National Nutrition Month® and Beyond National Nutrition Month®
2014-03-13 Medicare Provides Coverage for Certain Colorectal Cancer Screenings Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
2014-03-06 The Flu Season Is Not Over: It’s Not Too Late to Get a Flu Vaccine Seasonal Flu
2014-04-10 Medicare Coverage Includes Screening and Counseling for Alcohol Misuse Alcohol Awareness Month
2014-04-17 Prevention is Power: Taking Action for Health Equity National Minority Health Month
2014-05-08 Empowering Women’s Health National Women’s Health Week and National Women’s Check-up Day
2014-05-22 “Mind Your Health” – Recognizing the Importance of Mental Health Mental Health Month
2014-05-22 “Generations of Strength”- Preventing Osteoporosis Among Medicare Beneficiaries National Osteoporosis Month
2014-06-05 Men’s Health is not Just a Man’s Issue Men’s Health Month
2014-06-27 National HIV Testing Day – June 27 National HIV Testing Day
2014-07-17 World Hepatitis Day – July 28 World Hepatitis Day – July 28
2014-08-07 Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids National Immunization Awareness Month
2014-09-04 Healthy Aging Month – Discuss Preventive Services with your Patients Healthy Aging Month
2014-09-11 National Cholesterol Education Month - Medicare Preventive Services for Cardiovascular Disease National Cholesterol Education Month
2014-10-02 Breast Cancer Awareness – Medicare Provides Coverage for Screenings Breast Cancer Awareness
2014-10-23 Protect Your Patients Against Influenza and Pneumonia Seasonal Flu
2014-11-06 Raising Awareness of Diabetes in November American Diabetes Month
2014-11-13 Recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Great American Smokeout Lung Cancer Awareness Month/Great American Smokeout
2014-11-20 Seasonal Influenza and Diabetes Awareness Seasonal Flu
2014-11-26 In Observance of World AIDS DAY– Remember HIV Screenings World AIDS Day
2014-12-04 National Influenza Vaccination Week – December 7-13 National Influenza Vaccination Week
2014-12-18 CDC Continues to Recommend a Flu Vaccine As the Best Way to Protect Against the Flu Seasonal Flu
2015-01-08 Get Your Patients Off to a Healthy Start in 2015 with the AWV and the IPPE Annual Wellness Visit/Initial Preventive Physical Examination
2015-01-15 Help Protect the Vision of Your Medicare Patients – Recommend Annual Glaucoma Screening Glaucoma Awareness Month
2015-01-22 Cervical Health Awareness Month Cervical Health Awareness Month
2015-01-29 Pneumococcal Vaccinations Update from CMS Pneumococcal Vaccinations
2015-01-29 Influenza Updates from CDC Seasonal Flu
2015-02-12 February is American Heart Month American Heart Month
2015-02-19 Measles: Information for Healthcare Professionals Measles
2015-02-26 It’s Still Flu Season Seasonal Flu
2015-03-05 Help Your Medicare Patients “Bite into a Healthy Lifestyle” During National Nutrition Month® and Beyond National Nutrition Month®
2015-03-19 March is Save Your Vision Month Save Your Vision Month
2015-03-19 March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month - Encourage Your Patients to Get Screened National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
2015-03-19 Flu On the Decline But Still Active Seasonal Flu
2015-04-02 Screening and Counseling to Reduce Alcohol Misuse Alcohol Awareness Month and National Alcohol Screening Day
2015-04-16 April is Sexually Transmitted Infections Month Sexually Transmitted Infections Month
2015-04-23 April is National Minority Health Month National Minority Health Month
2015-04-30 Focusing on Women’s Health National Women’s Health Week and National Women’s Check-up Day
2015-05-07 May is National Osteoporosis Month National Osteoporosis Month
2015-05-07 Medicare Coverage for Viral Hepatitis Hepatitis Awareness Month and Hepatitis Testing Day
2015-05-14 Depression is Not a Normal Part of Growing Older Mental Health Month
2015-06-11 Recognizing Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week
2015-06-18 Medicare Provides Coverage of HIV Screening National HIV Testing Day
2015-06-25 Are You Providing an Annual Wellness Visit to Your Medicare Patients? Annual Wellness Visit/Initial Preventive Physical Examination
2015-07-16 World Hepatitis Day – Medicare Coverage for Viral Hepatitis World Hepatitis Day
2015-08-06 Immunizations – Not Just for Kids National Immunization Awareness Month
2015-09-03 HIV Screening for Older Adults and Others with Medicare National HIV/AIDS and Aging Awareness Day
2015-09-17 Medicare-Covered Cardiovascular Disease Preventive Services National Cholesterol Education Month
2015-09-17 Healthy Aging® Month – Discuss Preventive Services with your Patients Healthy Aging® Month
2015-09-24 September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate Cancer Awareness
2015-10-01 Talk to Your Patients about Mental Illness and Depression Mental Illness Awareness Week and National Depression Screening Day®
2015-10-29 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness
2015-02-24 39 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Received Preventive Services with no Cost Sharing in 2014 Press Release
2015-02-05 National Coverage Determination for Screening for Lung Cancer with Low Dose Computed Tomography Press Release
2014-03-21 37.2 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Received Free Preventive Services in 2013 Press Release
2013-12-17 More than 25 Million Original Medicare Beneficiaries Received Free Preventive Services through November 2013 Press Release
2012-08-20 18 Million with Medicare Receive Free Preventive Services in the First Seven Months of 2012 Press Release
2012-07-10 More than 16 Million People with Medicare Get Free Preventive Services in 2012 Press Release
2012-06-11 Health Care Law Delivers Free Preventive Services to over 14 Million People with Medicare in 2012 Press Release
2012-02-15 The Affordable Care Act: Strengthening Medicare in 2011 Press Release
2011-11-29 Medicare Covers Screening and Counseling for Obesity Press Release
2011-11-08 Medicare Expands Coverage of Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Services Press Release
2011-10-14 Medicare Covers Screening and Counseling for Alcohol Misuse and Screening for Depression Press Release
2011-10-06 More People Using Free Preventive Benefits Provided by Affordable Care Act Press Release
2011-06-20 More People with Medicare Receiving Free Preventive Care Press Release
2015-10-29 Protect Your Patients against Influenza and Pneumonia Seasonal Flu
2015-11-05 Each Office Visit is an Opportunity to Recommend Influenza Vaccination Seasonal Influenza
2015-11-12 Raising Awareness of Diabetes in November American Diabetes Month
2015-11-19 Recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Great American Smokeout Lung Cancer Awareness Month/Great American Smokeout
2015-11-25 December 1 is World AIDS Day: The Time to Act is Now World AIDS Day
2015-12-03 National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 6 through 12 National Influenza Vaccination Week
2016-01-07 Continue Seasonal Influenza Vaccination through January and Beyond Seasonal Influenza
2016-01-07 Get Your Patients Off to a Healthy Start in 2016 Annual Wellness Visit/Initial Preventive Physical Examination
2016-01-14 January is Cervical Health Awareness Month Cervical Health Awareness Month
2016-01-21 Help Protect the Vision of Your Medicare Patients National Glaucoma Awareness Month
2016-02-04 February is American Heart Month American Heart Month
2016-02-11 Influenza Activity Continues Seasonal Influenza
2016-02-08 39 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Utilized Free Preventive Services in 2015 Press Release
2016-03-03 "Savor the Flavor of Eating Right" During National Nutrition Month® National Nutrition Month®
2016-03-10 March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
2016-03-17 It is Still Influenza Season Seasonal Influenza
2016-04-07 Help Prevent Alcohol Misuse or Abuse Alcohol Awareness Month and National Alcohol Screening Day
2016-04-14 April is National Minority Health Month National Minority Health Month
2016-04-21 April is STI Awareness Month: Talk, Test, Treat Sexually Transmitted Infections Month
2016-05-05 Focusing on Women's Health National Women's Health Week and National Wome's Check-up Day
2016-05-12 May is National Osteoporosis Month National Osteoporosis Month
2016-05-19 Talk to Your Patients about Mental Health Mental Health Month
2016-06-16 Recognizing Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week
2016-07-28 World Hepatitis Day: Medicare Coverage for Viral Hepatitis World Hepatitis Day
2016-08-04 Vaccines are Not Just for Kids National Immunization Awareness Month
2016-09-01 September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate Cancer Awareness
2016-09-08 Healthy Aging® Month — Discuss Preventive Services with your Patients Healthy Aging® Month
2016-09-29 National Cholesterol Education Month and World Heart Day National Cholesterol Education Month
2016-10-06 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness
2016-10-13 Protect Your Patients from Influenza this Season Seasonal Influenza
2016-11-10 Raising Awareness of Diabetes in November American Diabetes Month
2016-11-17 Recgonizing Lung Cancer Awareness month and the Great American Smokeout Lung Cancer Awareness Month/Great American Smokeout
2016-11-23 Each Office Visit is an Opportunity to Recommend Influenza Vaccination Seasonal Influenza
2016-12-01 World AIDS Day is December 1 World AIDS Day
2016-12-08 National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 4 through 10 National Influenza Vaccination Week
2017-01-05 Get Your Patients Off to a Healthy Start in 2017 Annual Wellness Visit/Initial Preventive Physical Examination
2017-01-12 January is Cervical Health Awareness Month Cervical Health Awareness Month
2017-01-19 Glaucoma Awareness Month: Make a Resolution for Healthy Vision Glaucoma Awareness Month
2017-01-13 Over 40 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Utilized Free Preventive Services in 2016 Press Release
2017-02-06 February is American Heart Month American Heart Month
2017-02-16 Influenza Activity Continues: Are Your Patients Protected? Seasonal Influenza
2017-03-02 March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
2017-03-16 Improve Health during National Nutrition Month® National Nutrition Month®
2017-04-06 Help Prevent Alcohol Misuse or Abuse Alcohol Awareness Month and National Alcohol Screening Day
2017-04-20 April is National Minority Health Month National Minority Health Month
2017-04-27 April is STD Awareness Month: Talk, Test, Treat Sexually Transmitted Infections Month
2017-05-11 National Women’s Health Week Kicks off on Mother’s Day National Women's Health Week and National Women's Check-up Day
2017-05-18 National Mental Health Awareness Month 2017 Mental Health Month
2017-05-25 May is National Osteoporosis Month National Osteoporosis Month
2017-06-15 National Men’s Health Week 2017 Men's Health Month
2017-07-27 Hepatitis Day: Medicare Coverage for Viral Hepatitis World Hepatitis Day
2017-08-03 Vaccines are Not Just for Kids National Immunization Awareness Month
2017-09-07 Healthy Aging® Month: Discuss Preventive Services with your Patients Healthy Aging® Month
2017-09-14 September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate Cancer Awareness
2017-09-28 National Cholesterol Education Month and World Heart Day National Cholesterol Education Month and World Heart Day
2017-10-05 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness
2017-10-12 Protect Your Patients from Influenza this Season Seasonal Influenza
2017-11-09 Raising Awareness of Diabetes in November American Diabetes Month
2017-11-16 Recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Great American Smokeout Lung Cancer Awareness Month/Great American Smokeout
2017-11-22 Recommend Influenza Vaccination: Each Office Visit is an Opportunity Seasonal Influenza
2017-11-30 World AIDS Day is December 1 World AIDS Day
2017-12-07 National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 3 through 9 National Influenza Vaccination Week
2018-01-04 Get Your Patients Off to a Healthy Start in 2018 Annual Wellness Visit/Initial Preventive Physical Examination
2018-01-11 January is Cervical Health Awareness Month Cervical Health Awareness Month
2018-01-18 Glaucoma Awareness Month: Make a Resolution for Healthy Vision Glaucoma Awareness Month
2018-01-25 Continue Seasonal Influenza Vaccination through January and Beyond Seasonal Influenza
2018-02-01 February is American Heart Month American Heart Month
2018-02-08 Influenza Activity Continues: Are Your Patients Protected? Seasonal Influenza
2018-03-01 March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
2018-03-08 Help Your Patients Go Further With Food National Nutrition Month®
2018-04-05 Help Prevent Alcohol Misuse or Abuse Alcohol Awareness Month and National Alcohol Screening Day
2018-04-19 National Minority Health Month: Partnering for Health Equity National Minority Health Month
2018-04-26 STD Awareness Month: Talk, Test, Treat Sexually Transmitted Infections Month
2018-05-08 National Women’s Health Week Kicks off on Mother’s Day National Women's Health Week and National Women's Check-up Day
2018-05-17 Talk to Your Patients about Mental Health Mental Health Month
2018-05-24 Break Free from Osteoporosis National Osteoporosis Month
2018-06-14 Men’s Health Week Ends on Father’s Day Men's Health Month
2018-07-26 World Hepatitis Day: Medicare Coverage for Viral Hepatitis World Hepatitis Day
2018-08-09 Vaccines are Not Just for Kids National Immunization Awareness Month
2018-09-06 Healthy Aging® Month: Discuss Preventive Services with your Patients Healthy Aging® Month
2018-09-13 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate Cancer Awareness
2018-09-27 National Cholesterol Education Month and World Heart Day National Cholesterol Education Month and World Heart Day
2018-10-04 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness
2018-10-11 Protect Your Patients from Influenza this Season Seasonal Influenza
2018-11-08 Raising Awareness of Diabetes in November American Diabetes Month
2018-11-15 Recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness Month and the Great American Smokeout Lung Cancer Awareness Month/Great American Smokeout
2018-11-29 World AIDS Day is December 1 World AIDS Day
2018-12-06 National Influenza Vaccination Week: December 2 through 8 National Influenza Vaccination Week
2018-11-21 Recommend Influenza Vaccination: Each Office Visit is an Opportunity Seasonal Influenza
2019-01-03 Get Your Patients Off to a Healthy Start in 2019 Annual Wellness Visit/Initial Preventive Physical Examination
2019-01-17 Glaucoma Awareness Month: Make a Resolution for Healthy Vision Glaucoma Awareness Month
2019-01-10 January is Cervical Health Awareness Month Cervical Health Awareness Month
2019-01-24 Continue Seasonal Influenza Vaccination through January and Beyond Seasonal Influenza
2019-02-07 February is American Heart Month American Heart Month
2019-03-07 Help Your Patients Make Informed Food Choices National Nutrition Month®
2019-03-14 March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month
2019-04-04 National Minority Health Month: Active & Healthy National Minority Health Month
2019-04-11 Help Prevent Alcohol Misuse or Abuse Alcohol Awareness Month and National Alcohol Screening Day
2019-04-18 STD Awareness Month: Talk, Test, Treat Sexually Transmitted Infections Month
2019-06-13 Men’s Health Week Ends on Father’s Day Men's Health Month
2019-05-09 National Women’s Health Week Kicks Off on Mother’s Day National Women's Health Week and National Women's Check-up Day
2019-05-16 Talk to Your Patients about Mental Health Mental Health Month
2019-05-23 Break Free from Osteoporosis National Osteoporosis Month
07/25/2019 World Hepatitis Day: Medicare Coverage for Viral Hepatitis World Hepatitis Day
2019-08-01 Vaccines Are Not Just for Kids National Immunization Awareness Month
2019-09-12 Healthy Aging Month: Discuss Preventive Services with your Patients Healthy Aging Month
2019-09-19 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month Prostate Cancer Awareness
2019-09-26 National Cholesterol Education Month and World Heart Day National Cholesterol Education Month and World Heart Day
2019-10-10 October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast Cancer Awareness
2019-10-17 Protect Your Patients from Influenza this Seaason Seasonal Influenza