CMS has set ambition goals to move the healthcare industry to preventive care and reduce the health risks of patient populations. This demands a new approach to managing patients and meeting both clinical and administrative needs.
Medicare beneficiaries and physicians can benefit from the preventive care provided through an Annual Wellness Visit or AWV. Physicians develop personalized personalized care plans, review and update medical histories, reconcile medication lists, identify other providers involved in the patient's care, and summarize the patient's acute care. By assessing the patient's state of health, physicians have the opportunity to proactively prevent disease and disability, and slow the progression of chronic disease.
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Through the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare Part B began covering preventive services at no cost to beneficiaries in 2017.
- The Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) or “Welcome to Medicare” preventive visit is a one-time service for newly-enrolled beneficiaries
- The Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is a yearly office visit that focuses on preventive health
The yearly AWV appointment provides Personalized Prevention Plan Services (PPPS) for beneficiaries who:
- Are no longer within 12 months after the effective date of their first Medicare Part B coverage period.
- Have not received an Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) or AWV within the past 12 months.
A qualifed AWV may be performed by a:
- Physician (a doctor of medicine or osteopathy).
- Qualified non-physician practitioner (a physician assistant, nurse practitioner, or certified clinical nurse specialist).
- Medical professional (including a health educator, registered dietitian, nutrition professional, or other licensed practitioner), or a team of medical professionals who are directly supervised by a physician (doctor of medicine or osteopathy).