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Will Medicare pay for a fall risk assessment?

Q: Will Medicare pay for a fall risk assessment?

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A: One in five Medicare enrollees aged 65 and older and one in two who are over 80 years old are at risk of falling at home. Both the Welcome to Medicare Visit – available to new Part B enrollees – and Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit include a health risk assessment – an examination in which your doctor will perform safety screenings of your fall risk and ability to perform activities of daily living (ADLs) at home.

However, Medicare will not pay for modifications to your home to increase accessibility or diminish your risk of falling.

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