Men are Different from Women. So are Their Health Care Needs.Posted by Medicare Made Clear
A man’s health risk factors and health needs are different from that of a woman. And because of this, men require a different set of preventive health screening tests. These preventive tests are meant to find potential health problems before they turn into disease or to find disease in its early stages when it’s usually easier to treat.
Your annual Wellness Visit is a great time to find out which screening tests you may need. During your visit, you and your doctor will work together to develop a personalized health screening schedule based on your health and risk factors. This visit is covered by Medicare Part B once every 12 months (11 full months must have passed since the last visit).
Below are Some Common Preventive Screening Tests for Men.
- Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
- Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm
- Bone Mass Measurements
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Colorectal Cancer
- Blood Pressure
- Obesity Screening
- Prostate Cancer
Your annual Wellness Visit will also include a measure of your height, weight, blood pressure and other health indicators, as needed, based on your health status. Your doctor will test your cognitive abilities and review and update your medical and family health history, medications list, including supplements, and health risk profile.
If you get additional tests or services during the same visit that aren’t covered under the preventive benefits, you may have to pay coinsurance and the Part B deductible may apply.
For more information, explore MedicareMadeClear.com or contact the Medicare helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227), TTY 1-877-486-2048.
Hidden Health Concerns of Older Men: Get the Information You Really Want From Your Doctor — MedicareMadeClear.com
Preventive Screenings Tests: Find out who’s eligible for each test and how often they’re covered – Medicare.gov
Stay Healthy at 50+: Learn which screening tests you need and when to get them — Agency for Healthcare Resource and Quality