The criteria for the Medicare Wellness Visit includes:
This annual wellness visit includes a Health Risk Assessment, providing Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Services to Medicare Beneficiaries. Some of the items discussed will be your family health history, medical history, current medications, and activities of daily living, fall prevention, and nutrition. Each eligible Medicare beneficiary will be required to complete a questionnaire each year for this visit.
Eligible Medicare beneficiaries can prepare for their AWV by bringing the following information:
Is the AWV the same as a beneficiary’s yearly physical?
No. The AWV is not a “routine physical checkup” that some seniors may get every year or so from their physician or other qualified non-physician practitioner. Medicare does not cover routine physical examinations.
Are clinical laboratory tests part of the AWV?
No. The AWV does not include any clinical laboratory tests, but we may make referrals for such tests as part of the AWV, if appropriate.
Do deductible or coinsurance/copayment apply for the AWV?
No. Medicare waives both the coinsurance or copayment and the Medicare Part B deductible for the AWV. Provided no other services for illnesses or disease management are performed in the same visit.