Medicare Annual Wellness Visit – Consumer Information
Effective January 1, 2011 Medicare now provides an Annual Wellness Visit benefit, in addition to the “Welcome to Medicare” physical exam that occurs only in the first year of joining Medicare. The Annual Wellness Visit benefit includes several preventive health services, including “detection of any cognitive impairment”— essentially, this is screening for memory impairment.
MyBrainTest has received several questions from readers on cognitive screening tests for Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and early signs of Alzheimer’s Disease. The following Fact Sheet is intended to provide useful information on this new Medicare memory & cognitive screening service:
Health Care Providers – Computerized Cognitive Screening Tools
MyBrainTest offers a detailed report on validated computerized cognitive screening and testing tools:
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