You may be eligible for a free one-time Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening as part of your Welcome to Medicare physical.
Your vascular system, made up of your veins and arteries, allows life-giving blood to flow to your vital organs.
Blood flows freely when this system is open, but as we age, our arteries tend to thicken, get stiffer, and narrow. To maintain an active lifestyle during our senior years, we need to make certain that there are no weak areas or blockages in our vascular system.
Medicare recognizes the importance of good vascular health and offers a free screening process to check for one of the vascular diseases, Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA). Qualified seniors are eligible for a one-time AAA ultrasound screening as part of their Welcome to Medicare physical. The physical must be conducted during the first six months of enrollment.