Bill Johnson, Port Townsend, WA

Kay, yes and no. "I read it had to be in the first year as a member...??"
 It has to be ordered at the *first Medicare* visitL IPPE)" Not
necessarilythe first year as a member.

"Have not been previously furnished a AAA screening under the Medicare
Program"; *which does not routinely pay for screening exams so this is

I think this clearly establishes the concept that Medicare only pays for
screening AAA if it is ordered during that initial visit, yes, the first
year as a member, but more importantly on the INITIAL VISIT.

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