February is American Heart Month
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for American women and men, accounting for 1 in 4 deaths in the United States. Nearly half of Americans have at least one risk factor for heart disease , such as high blood pressure, obesity, physical inactivity, or an unhealthy diet. Risk also increases with age.
The good news is that individuals of all ages can reduce their risk for heart disease by making lifestyle changes and managing medical conditions through appropriate treatment plans. With a record number of young adults living at home or in close contact with older relatives, they have a golden opportunity to encourage parents and other family members to make heart-healthy changes and offer support along the way... Read More
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Medicare Coverage of Cardiovascular Disease Screenings
How often is it covered?
Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers screening blood tests for cholesterol, lipid, and triglyceride levels every 5 years, when ordered by a doctor. These screening tests help detect conditions that may lead to a heart attack or stroke.
All people with Medicare Part B are covered.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for the tests.