The "Welcome to Medicare" visit: a missed opportunity for cancer screening among women?

Abstract

BACKGROUND On January 1, 2005, Medicare began covering a "Welcome to Medicare" visit (WMV) for new enrollees with fee-for-service (FFS) Medicare (Parts A and B). The new benefit was expected to increase demand for mammography and Pap tests among women transitioning onto Medicare. This study examined whether Medicare's coverage of a WMV influenced the use of… (More)
DOI: 10.1089/jwh.2012.3777

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