Use and knowledge of the new enrollee "welcome to Medicare" physical examination benefit

Health Care Financ Rev. Spring 2009;30(3):71-6.


The Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey (MCBS) is a large survey utilizing a nationally representative sample of the Medicare population. The MCBS collects data on a whole host of topics including health status, health insurance coverage and financing, access to care, knowledge and understanding of the Medicare Program, as well as use and effectiveness of new program benefits and changes.

MeSH terms

  • Consumer Health Information*
  • Data Collection*
  • Humans
  • Insurance Benefits*
  • Medicare*
  • Physical Examination / statistics & numerical data*
  • United States