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November mobile mammography schedule announced

King’s Daughters Medical Center has announced the schedule for its mobile mammography unit for November. Testing is scheduled between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. A physician order is not needed for screening mammography. 

  • Olive Hill, Ky. – King’s Daughters Family Center, 391 W. Tom T. Hall Blvd., Friday, Nov. 2 and Thursday, Nov. 15
  • Wheelersburg, Ohio – King’s Daughters Family Care Center, 8750 Ohio River Road, Monday, Nov. 5 and Monday, Nov. 19
  • Grayson, Ky. – King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 609 N. Carol Malone Blvd., Tuesday, Nov. 6 and Monday, Nov. 26
  • Burlington, Ohio – King’s Daughters Family Care Center, 384 County Road 120 South, Friday, Nov. 9
  • Jackson, Ohio – King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 14395 State Route 93, Monday, Nov. 12 and Tuesday, Nov. 13
  • Inez, Ky. – Office of Lon Lafferty, M.D., Route 40 E. Blacklog, Wednesday, Nov. 14 and Tuesday, Nov. 27
  • Ironton, Ohio – King’s Daughters Family Care Center, 912 Park Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 20
  • Portsmouth, Ohio – King’s Daughters Medical Specialties, 2001 Scioto Trail, Wednesday, Nov. 28 and Thursday, Nov. 29

Appointments may be made by calling King’s Daughters Centralized Scheduling Department at (606) 408-2742 or toll free at 1-877-304-1935.

Many insurance companies cover the entire cost of mammography; check with your insurance provider. King’s Daughters provides a limited number of free mammograms to uninsured or underinsured women living in certain counties in Kentucky and Ohio through grant funding provided by the Susan G. Komen Foundation. For more information, please call 1-888-377-KDMC (5362).

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Rondena Howard
# Rondena Howard
Monday, January 20, 2014 10:05 AM
Iam 50yrs old and I have never had a mammogram, and breast cancer runs rampant in my family, my doctor told me I needed one, and I have just gotten my medicare card but cannot afford the 20% that I am suppose to pay for everything. So he told me I should be able to get one done for free. So I am asking how do I go about getting an appointment for a FREE Mammogram? Thanks
Erin.Bounds
# Erin.Bounds
Monday, January 20, 2014 10:35 AM
Thank you for the opportunity to clarify insurance coverages for mammography screening services.

As your question was specifically about Medicare coverage, we'll address it first. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, Medicare now pays the entire cost of annual screening mammograms for all female Medicare beneficiaries who are age 40 or older. There is no co-pay or cost sharing and no upper age limit to take advantage of this benefit.

Since you are 50 and a Medicare beneficiary, you can receive a screening mammogram at no cost. Just call us at (606) 408-2742 or toll free 1-877-304-1935 to schedule. A physician referral is NOT required for screening mammography.

There are a number of other preventative healthcare services for women that are also covered, without co-pay or deductible. You should have received a "Welcome to Medicare" packet along with your Medicare card. This booklet details the preventative services available to you. Some of these are only available without co-pay/deductible during the first 12 to 18 months of your enrollment and may require a physician referral. We strongly suggest you read your Welcome to Medicare packet carefully and talk with your primary care provider to see which tests/services are appropriate for you.

For those who are younger than 40 and on Medicare, you should know that Medicare will pay for one baseline mammogram for female beneficiaries between the ages of 35 and 39. Again there is no deductible or co-payment required.

Information about coverage is available on the Medicare website or through the Medicare Hotline at 1–800–MEDICARE (1–800–633–4227). For the hearing impaired, the telephone number is 1–877–486–2048.

For those with private/employer-sponsored insurance, the Affordable Care Act also requires that non-grandfathered plans cover the cost of mammography without deductible/co-payments.

Mammography is covered under Medicaid plans, as well. Kentucky has elected to participate in Medicaid expansion as part of the Affordable Care Act, so if you had not been eligible for Medicaid in the past, you may be eligible now. Go to kynect.ky.gov to find out more.

Finally, for those who have no insurance and are not eligible for coverage in any way, KDMC has received grants from the Susan G. Komen for the Cure affiliates in Lexington and Columbus to provide services to women residing in specific counties in Kentucky and Ohio. Call us at 1-888-377-KDMC for more information.

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