The best way to stay healthy is to prevent disease, detect disease early when it is most treatable and curable, and manage disease so that complications can be avoided.
Preventive care includes health services like screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling that are used to prevent illnesses, disease, and other health problems, or to detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best. Getting recommended preventive services and making healthy lifestyle choices are key steps to good health and well-being. For many people, certain preventive health care is now free, with no copays or deductibles.
|Providers||provide health services like screenings, check-ups, and patient counseling that are used to prevent illnesses, disease, and other health problems, or to detect illness at an early stage when treatment is likely to work best.|
|Patients||prevent disease by detecting disease early when it is most treatable and curable.|
|Payers||drive down healthcare costs and enhance patient health outcomes by avoiding complications, and reduce spending on unnecessary healthcare utilization (emergency room, hospitalization, …).|
|Medicare Informatics||will provide tools necessary to identify gaps.|
Medicare covers a broad range of preventive services to keep you healthy.
Developing policy and standard workflows using health informatics (EHRs), and communicating with patients using chronic care management services (CCMs).
Get a 2-year calendar of the Medicare-covered tests and screenings you’re eligible for, and print a personalized “on-the-go” report to take to your next doctor’s appointment.