Medicare to cover heart disease prevention office visits

11/16/2011 | Medscape (free registration) · Nurse.com

CMS said Medicare will begin covering cardiovascular disease prevention office visits as part of the government's initiative to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over five years. New guidelines will cover one visit a year with a primary care provider to determine the best way to prevent cardiovascular disease, including through diet, an aspirin regimen or hypertension screening.

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