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CMS outlines usage of reform law benefits
Modern Healthcare

Nearly 56% of Medicare enrollees, or about 18.9 million people, received one or more free preventive services this year through the end of August, the CMS announced Thursday. Meanwhile, by the end of August, about 1.3 million people in the program had had an annual wellness visit—a provision in the healthcare reform law for which there is no co-payment or cost-sharing—which represents an increase of about 23% from the 1.06 million beneficiaries who used the benefit as of the end of July.