One of the keys to long-term good health is taking appropriate preventive measures. Regular preventive care like getting a flu shot can help Medicare beneficiaries stay healthy and active. In recognition of National Immunization Awareness Month, this issue of QIO News is focused on preventive services.
Shiree Southerland, CMS Subject Matter Expert for the QIO Program’s adult immunization work, shares an inside look at the expanding scope of QIN-QIOs’ immunization-related activities and their goal to increase vaccination rates for Medicare beneficiaries.
If Medicare beneficiaries haven’t previously received a herpes zoster vaccination at the recommended age of 60, the Medicare Part D prescription drug plan will cover their immunization, although their co-pay may vary.