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Annual Wellness Visits

Value-based care shouldn’t involve guesswork

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is intended to give health care teams the opportunity to evaluate their patients’ overall health and well-being. The primary purpose is prevention—to develop or update a personalized plan to keep patients healthy in the year ahead.

Different from a traditional physical exam, AWV services are expanded and include things like lifestyle counseling, screening for emotional and cognitive well-being, and other factors that may affect a patient’s health.

Our playbook walks you through the AWV step-by-step and includes form templates you can use to ensure you communicate with your patients clearly and that you code visits accurately to be compensated fairly for the work CMS and most Medicare Advantage plans require.