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Frequently Asked Questions

Welltality solutions help to improve your health and wellness by facilitating the delivery of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) and other important preventive services. Many serious diseases and illnesses can be prevented or delayed. The Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is a benefit that is intended to keep seniors healthy by addressing lifestyle habits and early detection of chronic diseases. The Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) and many other preventive services are 100% free with no copay, yet they are dramatically under-used.

Is this the same visit as Welcome to Medicare?

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

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

We suggest discussing fasting requirements with your Primary Care Physician

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.

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.

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

The provider’s office where the visit is completed.

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

Yes

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.

What are the billing codes for the Annual Wellness Visit?

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

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.

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.

If your software HIPAA Compliant?

All security is audited in compliance with HIPAA regulations on a yearly basis and in response to any new threats or regulations.

Does your software have role based permissions?

Yes, Data access can be configured using roles for various employees at the practice to maintain minimum access.

How often is your software evaluated for security?

All data access is audited constantly using both automated and manual processes.