Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) provide health risk screening, preventive care and wellness counseling. Medicare covers these annually to assess health risks and complete preventive care like immunizations, counseling and cancer screening.
Annual Wellness Visit Job Aid
Team-based Wellness Visits
The ABCs of the Annual Wellness Visit
Review of Opioid Use during AWVs
RN-Performed Virtual Medicare Wellness Visit [RNP-MWV) - *JHCP ONLY WORKFLOWS*
RNP-MWV Provider Workflow
RNP-MWV Scheduling Workflow
RNP-MWV Visit Workflow
Do these wellness services help patients? There is evidence that annual wellness visits in older adults leads to better health outcomes, so we encourage annual health assessments and preventive care in all older adults regardless of insurance
Preventive Care in non-Medicare Patients: USFHP and most commercial plans also cover annual preventive care visits. Insured adults ≥65 with another primary payer require different components of “preventive care” services compared to Medicare patients. These preventive services are billed using 99397 (established patient) and 99387 (new patient).
Annual Wellness Visits > 65 vs. Whole Health Exams
Whole Health Assessments
The Whole Health Assessment (WHA), also known as Whole Health Exam (WHE), was developed to ensure annual management of chronic health problems and preventative care. The WHA is covered once per calendar year for patients with Medicare Advantage.
Whole Heath Assessment Epic Workflow
2019 Whole Health Assessment Paper Form
NEW! May 13th 2021 Epic Upgrade:
New updates include changes to Medicare Wellness Visit / Annual Wellness Visit workflows and forms. Click the link below to view our recorded webinars on the topic.
Tips & Tricks: MWV/AWV
Tips & Tricks: Medicare Wellness Visit Questionnaire
More info and recorded webinars
Health Risk Assessment (HRA): an HRA form is available on paper in several languages. Questions appear in the same order as in the Epic Smartset. Giving patients the paper HRA while waiting for the provider can save time. The HRA can also be sent to patients as a MyChart message to increase efficiency further.
Explanation of Benefits (EOB) Letter
Medicare Learning Network: Wellness Visits