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Description of the data source, numerator, denominator, survey questions, and other relevant details about the national estimate.
Number of Medicare Part B beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare during the calendar year of interest and had a Welcome to Medicare visit during the 12 months following enrollment
Number of beneficiaries who enrolled in Medicare Part B during the calendar year of interest
Medicare covers a one-time initial examination (also known as the Welcome to Medicare preventive visit) within the first 12 months of enrollment in Part B. All people new to Medicare qualify for this visit. The is a no-cost benefit to new enrollees that provides a basic medical screening that focuses on assessing individual need for preventive care, such as screenings for high blood pressure, obesity, vision, and depression. Almost all U.S. citizens aged 65 years and over are enrolled in Medicare.
Any change to the objective text, baseline, target, target-setting method or data source since the Healthy People 2020 launch.