1. It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Shot. We are in the midst of flu season and a flu vaccine is still the best way to prevent infection and the complications associated with the flu. Re-vaccination is necessary each year because flu viruses change each year. So please encourage your Medicare patients who haven’t already done so to get their annual flu shot–and don’t forget to immunize yourself and your staff. Protect yourself, your patients, and your family and friends.
Get Your Flu Shot – Not the Flu!
Remember – Influenza vaccine plus its administration are covered Part B benefits. Note that influenza vaccine is NOT a Part D covered drug.
Health care professionals and their staff can learn more about Medicare’s coverage of the influenza vaccine and other Medicare Part B covered vaccines and related provider education resources created by the
2. The Medicare Preventive Services (January 2009) Quick Reference Information resource is now available in downloadable format. This two-sided resource gives Medicare fee-for-service physicians, providers, suppliers, and other health care professionals a quick reference to Medicare’s preventive services. To view, download, and print this resource, please go to the
3. The Expanded Benefits Brochure (January 2009) is now available in downloadable format. This tri-fold brochure provides health care professionals with an overview of Medicare’s coverage of three preventive services: the initial preventive physical examination (IPPE), also known as the Welcome to “Medicare Physical” Exam or the “Welcome to Medicare” visit, ultrasound screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms, and cardiovascular screening blood tests. To view, download, and print the brochure please go to the