What’s New & What’s Changed for 2011 – Turning 65 and New to Medicare

Here is a quick summary of the changes to Medicare that began on January 1, 2011.

Medicare Part A

  • No changes

Medicare Part B

The following preventive services will be provided as a benefit to Part B at no cost to you:

  • Annual routine physical exam
  • Glaucoma tests
  • Smoking cessation
  • Diabetes screenings
  • Voluntary HIV screening
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
  • Cardiovascular screenings
  • EKG screening
  • Flu shot
  • Pneumococcal shot
  • Cervical and vaginal cancer screening
  • Colon cancer screening
  • Prostate cancer screenings
  • Bone mass measurement
  • Breast cancer screening
  • Diabetes self-management training
  • Medical nutrition therapy services
  • Hepatitis B shots

Medicare Advantage (Part C)

Medicare Part D prescription drug plans

  • The Medicare Part D coverage gap will shrink over time, so you don’t have to pay as much out of pocket for prescription drugs.
  • Beginning in 2011, you will pay 93% of the cost of generic drugs and about 50% of the cost of most brand-name drugs.
  • As with Medicare Advantage, in 2011, the AEP changes to October 15 through December 7.
– This information was provided by Medicare Made Clear
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