Medicare Wellness Visits
For patients with Medicare coverage, an annual wellness visit aids in developing or updating a personalized plan to help prevent disease and disability. Medicare will cover the costs of this assessment.
What is a Medicare Wellness Visit (MAW)?
The MAW includes assessments. The purpose of the visit is to develop a personalized prevention plan designed to help prevent disease and disability based on current health and risk factors. Other preventive services may be scheduled during your visit. Answering questions to a health risk assessment is a way for you and your provider to develop a personalized prevention plan to make sure you stay healthy and get the most out of your visit.
What to expect during your MAW:
- Health risk assessment review
- Review and update lists of providers and prescriptions
- Review signs of cognitive impairment
- Screening schedule set-up for appropriate preventive services (as needed)
We're here to help!
We have worked to streamline the process so your visit can be quick and painless. Our new process involves calling you prior to your visit to complete screening questions. This step saves you time filling out paperwork before or during your visit. The phone conversation will be scheduled with you and takes 15-20 minutes to complete all the components necessary for billing this visit as a MAW.