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.
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).
-AWV Job Aid
-AWV Tip Sheets
-2020 Team-based Wellness Visits
-Advance Care Planning during AWVs.
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.
-Arabic (coming soon)