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Questions about Annual Wellness Visits

From questions about Medicare AWV to our own personalized AWV services and solutions, Welltality is here to help.

Below are just some of the commonly asked questions we’re more than happy to answer. For more information above and beyond what is available here, check out this helpful guide.

 

Is this the same visit as Welcome to Medicare?

No, The Welcome to Medicare visit is within your first year of enrollment in Medicare.

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Do I have to fast for this appointment with my healthcare provider?

That is something you need to discuss with your Primary Care Physician

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How often do I have this visit?

The Initial Annual Wellness Visit is once in your lifetime. The subsequent Wellness Visit is every year thereafter.

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Is the Annual Wellness Visit the same as my yearly physical?

No, the Annual Wellness Visit is not a physical, it’s a health risk assessment and personalized patient plan focused on improving the patient’s health.

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Who does the billing after the Annual Wellness Visit or the subsequent visit is completed?

The provider’s office where the visit is completed.

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Do you work with MSO’s, ACO’s and FQHC’s?

Yes.

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Do I have to pay a copay?

No, this is a free benefit provided to you through Medicare. This visit also will not apply to your deductible.

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What are the billing codes for the Annual Wellness Visit?

The Initial Annual Wellness Visit is G0438 and the Subsequent Wellness Visit is G0439.

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Who can perform the Annual Wellness Visit?

A Physician, ARNP or PA or a medical professional (including a health educator, registered dietitian, nutrition professional or other licensed practitioner) working under the direct supervision of a doctor or provider.

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What is an Annual Wellness Visit?

It is a yearly visit with your healthcare provider that includes a complete health risk assessment where beneficiaries are provided with a personalized prevention plan.

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Still have questions?

If you would like to learn more about Welltality assisting your practices with the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit, please call us at 904-834-WELL or use the form below. We look forward to speaking with you.