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.
COVERED BY MEDICARE
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
Note: An annual medical exam is not Medicare Annual Wellness Visit.
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
I need to place a
I need to talk to my doctor
ACUTE OR CHRONIC TREATMENT