Beginning 2011, Medicare began covering the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) as a yearly appointment with a primary care provider (PCP) to create or update a personalized prevention plan at no cost to the beneficiary. This plan may help prevent illness based on current health and risk factors. It is not a routine physical, and an acute E/M may be reported separately.
Learn from Blue & Co.’s Annual Wellness Visits expert, Brandon Bond, as he explains what AWVS are in the video below.
An Annual Wellness Visit is:
- A Health Risk Assessment Survey
- Cognitive Function Screening
- Measuring Biometrics
- Prevention Services
- Creating a Plan of Care
Join Blue for an AWV Webinar in July
Join Blue & Co. on Thursday July 27th from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST for a webinar discussing Medicare Annual Wellness Visits and the value they bring to healthcare organizations.
During the hour, our Annual Wellness Visit Experts, Brandon Bond and John Wortley, will cover:
- What an Annual Wellness Visit is and isn’t
- A Hospitals Touchpoints with AWVs
- The Value AWVs can bring to a Healthcare Organization
- How Blue & Co. can Help
This webinar is free to attend, and a recording and a copy of the presentation will be given out to all attendees. Sign up for the webinar here.
Duration: 1 hour
Contact Blue about Annual Wellness Visits
At Blue, we encourage healthcare organizations to promote Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, as from the patient perspective they promote healthy habits, lead to disease detection, and for most services, are offered at no co-pay to the patient. If you would like to learn more about Medicare Annual Wellness Visits, please reach out to your local Blue & Co. advisor, or one of our AWV experts Brandon Bond or John Wortley.
Brandon Bond, Senior Consultant
John Wortley, Senior Manager