Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening


Medicare Part B (Medical Insurance) covers a one-time abdominal aortic aneurysm ultrasound. You must get a referral for it from your doctor as a result of your “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit.

Who’s eligible?

People with Medicare who are eligible for an Abdominal aortic aneurysm screening must be at risk. You’re considered at risk if you meet one of these criteria:
• You have a family history of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
• You’re a man age 65 to 75 and have smoked at least 100 cigarettes in your lifetime.
Your costs in Original Medicare
You pay nothing for this test if the doctor or other qualified health care provider accepts assignment.