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Vascular Screening StudiesPosted on Feb 5, 2008
Eligible patients fit in at least one of the following risk categories:
- Have a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysm
- Are a man age 65 to 75 who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his lifetime
- Manifests other risk factors recommended for screening by the US Preventive Services Task Force regarding AAA
Eligible beneficiaries must receive a referral for the screening as a result of their initial preventive physical examination (IPPE) also referred to as the “Welcome to Medicare” physical exam.
There is no Part B deductible. The coinsurance/copayment applies. Many, but not all, commercial insurers also cover this exam for men 65+.