Examples of what counts as preventive care — and what doesn’t
Joe visits his doctor, who is in network, for an annual wellness exam and screening blood tests. Based on their conversation, the doctor also orders additional tests to check for anemia, kidney function and liver function.
Some of the lab work ordered during a preventive care visit, like a cholesterol screening, may be covered. But other blood tests like anemia, kidney function and liver function screenings are considered diagnostic (not preventive) and would not be covered. Joe would pay for the costs of these diagnostic tests.