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How often does medicare pay for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening?

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How often does medicare pay for abdominal aortic aneurysm screening? also, Is this necessasary every 3 years if first screening was okay?


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Medicare will pay for the screening once, when you get a referral for it during the "Welcome to Medicare" visit the first year you have Medicare.


You also must have a risk factor for an AAA to get the referral (i.e. a family history of AAA, or a male who has smoked at least 100 cigarettes in his lifetime).


If the first screening was negative for AAA there is no reason to have another unless you develop symptoms.


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