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Helping Residents, Facilities Reap Benefits of Cost-effective Health Screenings

Today’s Medicare and Medicare Advantage programs pay for scores of preventive and screening services, typically at no charge, for the nearly 60 million Americans covered by original Medicare, Medicare Advantage and other senior health plans in 2017. But depending on their health, support system or type of residence, too many older adults aren’t taking advantage of these screenings. Screenings save lives by detecting life-threatening conditions, including colorectal cancer, heart disease and diabetes. So why aren’t more older adults — who are overwhelmingly interested in staying healthier, living longer and delaying or preventing these diseases – not taking full advantage of these benefits?

Read the complete article in McKnight’s Senior Living.