Medicare's Free Annual Wellness Visits

Medicare recipients under the Affordable Care Act are entitled to an annual wellness visit with their physician at no cost to them.

You can review medications with your doctor and talk about whether any changes are needed.

You can go over your medical records and make sure the most up-to-date information is there and correct.

You can talk about changes you can make to improve your health, including getting more exercise or quitting smoking.

And you can work with your doctor to identify your health risks and create your own personalized plan for preventing illness.

The idea is to help take charge of your own health, head off medical problems before they’re serious, and be independent.

You can find more information about the new health care law and how it affects you on and

Watch “Improving Medicare in 2011: Annual Wellness Visits by” »

More Information

See related HelpingYouCare™ reports on:

Under Affordable Care Act, Preventive Services Now Free to Medicare Beneficiaries

Seniors on Medicare Have Saved $ Millions Due to Affordable Care Act, CMS Reports

$137 Million for Prevention & Health Programs is Granted to States under Affordable Care Act

Affordable Care Act Has Saved Medicare Beneficiaries $260 Million on Prescription Drugs in 5 Months

See also the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on VoicesForCare™, including:

And, see the HelpingYouCare™ resource pages on Wellness/ Healthy Living for Seniors & Caregivers, including:


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