Join us every fourth Tuesday of the month at 1pm for our webinar series.
We will cover an array of topics important service and care of Older Virginians.
April 27, 2021
Medicare, Preventive Services, and COVID-19
Medicare Part B covers certain preventive services (Welcome to Medicare Preventive Visit, Flu Shots, Cancer Screenings, and more) and certain vaccines (Influenza, Pneumococcal, and Hepatitis B), and these vaccines are not subject to Part B coinsurance and the deductible. Medicare Part B also covers vaccines related to medically necessary treatment.
Based on a provision in the CARES Act, a vaccine that is approved by the FDA for COVID-19 is covered by Medicare under Part B with no cost sharing for Medicare beneficiaries for the vaccine or its administration. This applies to beneficiaries in both traditional Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans. Join Arlington County’s Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program and the Virginia Governor’s Conference on Aging for a webinar focused on Medicare, preventive services, and preventive care related to COVID-19.
MPA Program Coordinator
Virginia Insurance Counseling and Assistance Program (VICAP)
Arlington County Government
Arlington Area Agency on Aging
Phuong Tong, MBA
Office of Program Operations and Local Engagement
Region III, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Phuong Tong is a member of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Local Engagement & Administration (formerly Regional External Affairs) team. In this role, she conducts partnership development, outreach and education activities, with a focus on diverse and vulnerable populations. She is the State Health Insurance Counseling Programs lead for Virginia and West Virginia and a lead for the National Training Program.