Wellness in the New Year
People with Medicare Part B can see their doctor for a "Welcome to Medicare" preventive visit within the first 12 months of having Part B and a yearly wellness visit if they've had Part B for longer than 12 months. During these visits, they can create or update a personalized plan to help prevent disease and disability based on their current health and risk factors. For more information, visit Medicare.gov/coverage/
Monthly Learning Series Webinar
January 11, 2018 1:00 – 2:30 pm ET
This webinar will provide an overview of when people can enroll in or change Medicare coverage including the Initial Enrollment Period, Open Enrollment Period, General Enrollment Period, and Special Enrollment Periods (qualifying events, Part B Special Enrollment Periods, 5-Star Special Enrollment Period). It will also review unique opportunities to make coverage decisions and helpful resources.
To register for the webinar, visit goto.webcasts.com.
New / Updated CMS Publications
Read, print, or order other free Medicare publications at Medicare.gov/Publications/.
Newly Posted Training Materials
Did You Know?
January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Medicare Part B covers a glaucoma test once every 12 months for people at high risk for glaucoma. Visit Medicare.gov/coverage/
glaucoma-tests.html for more information.
The Medicare Advantage (MA) Plan Disenrollment Period began January 1st and ends February 14th each year. For details, visit Medicare.gov or review the Medicare Advantage (MA) training module.
January is Cervical Health Awareness Month. Watch this Medicare & You: Cervical Cancer video OR review the Preventive Services training module.