Preventive Services

Preventive services include:

  • “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit (one-time)
  • Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening
  • Alcohol misuse counseling
  • Bone mass measurement
  • Breast cancer screening (mammogram)
  • Cardiovascular disease (behavioral therapy)
  • Cardiovascular screenings,
  • Cervical and vaginal cancer screening,
  • Colorectal cancer screenings (colonoscopy, fecal occult blood test, flexible sigmoidoscopy)
  • Depression screening
  • Diabetes screenings
  • HIV screening
  • Medical nutrition therapy services
  • Medicare Diabetes Prevention Program (for qualified members)
  • Obesity screening and counseling
  • Prostate cancer screenings (PSA)
  • Sexually transmitted infections screening and counseling
  • Tobacco use cessation counseling (counseling for people with no sign of tobacco-related disease)
  • Vaccines, including flu shots, hepatitis B shots, pneumococcal shots
  • Yearly “Wellness” visit

Any additional preventive services approved by Medicare during the contract year will be covered.

You must use the in-network providers except in emergency or urgent care situations. If you obtain routine care from out-of-network-providers, neither Medicare nor CareSource will be responsible for the costs, unless specifically authorized by CareSource. You must use in-network pharmacies to access the prescription drug benefit, except under non-routine circumstances when you cannot reasonably use an in-network pharmacy.