Medicare Adds New Preventive Care Benefits in 2005

[This article was originally published on January 6, 2005 and was updated on August 14, 2018.]

Starting January 1, 2005, Medicare began providing coverage for three new preventive benefits under Part B. The new benefits are: a one-time initial ('Welcome to Medicare') physical exam, periodic cardiovascular screening blood tests, and periodic diabetes screening tests.

For more on Medicare's preventive services, click here and here