39 Million Medicare Beneficiaries Utilized Free Preventive Services in 2015

(Source – CMS.gov)

Medicare beneficiaries continue to take advantage of certain recommended preventive services with no coinsurance:

  • An estimated 39.2 million people with Medicare (including those enrolled in Medicare Advantage) took advantage of at least one preventive service with no copays or deductibles in 2015, slightly more than in 2014.
  • Nearly 9 million Medicare beneficiaries (including those enrolled in Medicare Advantage) took advantage of an Annual Wellness Visit in 2015. Looking just at original Medicare, a million more people utilized an Annual Wellness Visit in 2015 than 2014 (more than 5.8 million compared to nearly 4.8 million).

See the full text of this excerpted CMS press release (issued February 8).


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