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Railroad Medicare Beneficiaries
Don't Forget Covered Medicare Preventive Services

It’s a new year, and it’s time to take care of you. You can do this by utilizing Medicare’s covered preventive services. 

Medicare provides 100 percent coverage (waives deductible, coinsurance and copayment) for many preventive services, including the following:

  • Your first 'Welcome to Medicare' visit
  • The Annual Wellness Visit
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening (Fecal Occult Blood Test (FOBT), flexible sigmoidoscopy and colonoscopy)
  • Annual Bone Mass Measurement
  • Annual Cardiovascular Screening Blood Test
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Self-Management Training
  • Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) Vaccination
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Screening
  • Medical Nutrition Therapy
  • Pneumococcal Vaccination
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test
  • Mammogram
  • Pap Test
  • Pelvic Examination (including a clinical breast examination)
  • Seasonal Influenza Virus Vaccination
  • Ultrasound Screening for Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
  • Smoking and Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling Services and Counseling to Prevent Tobacco Use (for asymptomatic beneficiaries)

For some preventive services, coinsurance or copayment and the Medicare Part B deductible apply:

  • Diabetes Self-Management Training
  • Diabetes Supplies
  • Glaucoma Screening
  • Digital Rectal Examination

For Colorectal Cancer Screening (Barium Enema), the coinsurance or copayment applies, and the Medicare Part B deductible is waived.

For more information on preventive services, please call our Beneficiary Contact Center at 800-833-4455 or for TTY, call 800-377-4950. Representatives are available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. ET. You can also visit our Facebook page called 'My RR Medicare' at


last updated on 03/07/2014
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