MEDICARE 101

When you reach the age for Medicare, your health coverage and approaches to your preventative health begin to look a little different from what you may be used to. We are here to help you navigate that transition so that you can get the most out of your coverage and stay on top of you health

Your Annual Wellness Visit is important to us! Read more to find out why.

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MEDICARE ANNUAL WELLNESS VISIT (AWV)
Yearly preventative screening

 

Medicare part B covers one AWV in every 12 month period

As you age, things come up and together we can get in front of these issues when we set a baseline screening and then follow up annually to address any changes to your health. Take advantage of this opportunity. It's included with your Medicare coverage!

Things to expect in your AWV, yearly preventative screening

Appointments are scheduled with a medical professional from our office, often an RN or other licensed medical provider and NOT with your regular doctor.

  • Check your weight and blood pressure

  • Update the health risk assessment

  • Update your medical and family history

  • Update your current care team, preferred facilities, and DME suppliers

  • To ensure you are up to date on your preventative screening schedule

  • Screen for cognitive issues

  • Provide health advice and referrals to health education and preventative counseling services

Things that won't be covered in
your annual screening:

  • Refills of current medications

  • Discussion of preexisting conditions

  • Discussion of new conditions

  • Urine or blood sample testing

  • Most vaccinations

Note: An annual medical exam is not Medicare Annual Wellness Visit.

Our clinic staff is committed to your long term quality of life and scheduling your Annual Wellness Visit each year is the first step to providing the best care for you. With the convenience of in-person and virtual scheduling, we are here to help get you started. 

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WHAT IF I NEED SOMETHING MORE?

Regular office visits and physical exams are different from your Annual Wellness Visit (AWV). A physical exam, prescription refills, and treatment or procedures for new and preexisting conditions are all considered regular office visits and likely require a copay, additional insurance coverage, or out of pocket payment. Below, are examples of regular office visits and not part of your Medicare coverage. 

I need to schedule an

ANNUAL
PHYSICAL EXAM 

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I need to place a

 PRESCRIPTION REFILL 

Vitamins and pills

I need to talk to my doctor

 ACUTE OR CHRONIC TREATMENT 

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Call today to set up a regular office visit. Our friendly staff will make sure that you are scheduled for the appropriate appointment to address all of your concerns. 

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