Timing for Annual Medicare Mammograms

Medicare counts 11 full months after the month in which the patient received her screening.

For example, if Ms. Smith received a mammogram at any time in March 2020, Medicare would start counting in April 2020, and continue until 11 full months had elapsed (i.e., February 2021). Ms. Smith may schedule her next annual mammography-screening test as early as March 1, 2021 .Note that Medicare also pays for one baseline mammogram for women with Medicare aged 35 and 39.

See the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services webpage on screening mammography for details about coverage, documentation, coding, payment, and more.

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Last Updated On

November 20, 2020

Originally Published On

March 23, 2010

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