An Introduction to Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit (AWV)
The Affordable Care Act added coverage of an annual wellness visit and eliminated coinsurance and the Part B deductible for certain recommended preventive services covered by Medicare, including many cancer screenings and other important benefits. By making certain preventive services available with no cost sharing, the Affordable Care Act removes barriers to prevention, helping Americans take charge of their own health and helping individuals and their providers better prevent illness, detect problems early when treatment works best, and monitor health conditions. Learn more about compliance requirements for the annual wellness visit.
Bethesda Health Quality Alliance Physicians.
- Implement Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit program, from Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) and Initial Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) to Subsequent AWV.
- Utilize AWV documentation tools to help capture all required components.
- Recognize how an AWV can be used as a means to identify quality improvement opportunities and capture quality metrics.
- Identify other preventive services consistent with the IPPE or AWV for eligible patients, and properly report quality of care measures via claims.
Ronda Tews, CPC, CHC, CCS-P, AAPC Fellow
Acevedo Consulting Incorporated
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