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On November 29, 2011, CMS announced its decision to include coverage for obesity screening and counseling services for Medicare beneficiaries.[1] This new coverage for Medicare beneficiaries is another tool aimed at emphasizing prevention and wellness by CMS, which has already implemented coverage of certain preventive services and screenings as part of the Affordable Care Act.[2] … Read more

CMS has posted 27 FAQs for Providers/Suppliers of preventive services for traditional Medicare to the Medicare Learning Network® Products Preventive Services webpage; to access the entire list of 27 FAQs, scroll to the “Related Links Inside CMS” section at http://www.CMS.gov/MLNProducts/35_PreventiveServices.asp and select “Preventive Services FAQs.”  Or, find the answer to an individual FAQ below. Annual Wellness … Read more