The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit: Support for Better Preventive CareThe Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) can encourage and support individuals in taking an active role in accurately assessing and managing their health and improving their well-being and quality of life. This free benefit for Medicare patients is an opportunity for providers to focus on prevention, review health history, reconcile medications, and identify any needed immunizations or screenings.
It is a wellness visit – not a physical – and can be a vehicle for good patient care. It’s an opportunity for the provider to ensure that a patient's risks are accurately documented and a chance for the patient to talk to the physician about their goals and things that are important to them.
As part of HealthInsight’s core strategy of Strengthening Primary Care, we offer a step-by-step AWV Implementation Guide with tools and resources to help primary care practices successfully implement or improve an AWV process.