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Doctors' Answers to "Frequently Asked Questions" - Medicare
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Question: I am 68 on medicare and have numerous medical problem. My doctor wants to do a complete physical. He said medicare usually pays because a diagnosis is submitted with the claim. Is this normal procedure and how often is a physical required.
Answer: Depends on your diagnosis;but, in general he is correct. They will not pay for preventive medicine-they will pay for treatment on ongoing medical problems.
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