Ncbi bookshelf a service of the national library of medicine national institutes of health institute of medicine us committee on medicare coverage of routine thyroid screening stone mb wallace rb editors medicare coverage of routine screening for thyroid dysfunction washington dc national academies press us 2003. Screening for thyroid dysfunction when the medicare program was established in 1965 it was viewed as a form of financial protection for login register cart help medicare coverage of routine screening for thyroid dysfunction 2003. Medicare coverage for thyroid disease medications however laurel must take anti thyroid drugs to replace the hormones that her thyroid gland no longer makes once she leaves the hospital her medicare part d prescription drug plan may cover the entire costs of her medications. Medicare coverage of routine screening for thyroid dysfunction by stone marc b institute of medicine us committee on medicare coverage of routine thyroid screening publication date 2003 topics thyroid gland mass screening medical screening medicare thyroid diseases mass screening medicare preventive health services publisher. The serum thyroid stimulating hormone tsh assay is a common blood test that is already covered by the medicare program for the diagnosis and treatment of illness this report is an inquiry into the additional costs and benefits of also offering this test as a preventive service thyroid dysfunction is common especially in elderly people
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