The Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) is also called the “Welcome to Medicare” Preventive Visit
Medicare covers an IPPE for all patients who have newly enrolled in Medicare Part B.
The patient must receive this service within the first 12 months after the effective date of their Medicare Part B coverage.
The IPPE is a one-time benefit.
The IPPE consists of the following:
Review of the patient’s medical and social history
Review of potential risk factors for depression or other mood disorders
Review of functional ability and level of safety
Measurement of height, weight, body mass index (BMI)
Review of visual acuity screening
End-of-life planning (upon agreement of the individual)
Education, counseling and referral based on the review of previous components
Education, counseling and referral for other preventive services, including a brief written plan. .
Call Coastal Carolinas Integrated Medicine to schedule your IPPE Visit (910) 755-6060
Dr. Carly Willeford
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