Be Your Own Advocate
The AWV helps create a complete picture of your health and what to do to be healthier. The more you know about your health, the more you can do about it. So, schedule your Annual Wellness Visit, and talk to your doctor about how to live better!
The AWV is not a head-to-toe physical. Instead, it is similar to the one-time Welcome to Medicare Visit you received when you join Medicare. The AWV lets you and your doctor talk about your health history and any other health concerns. You can also review your medications and immunizations. You and your doctor can also check on your existing health problems and determine any potential future concerns, and how to prevent them.
The goal of an Annual Wellness Visit is to create a complete personal and family health history and help prevent future health problems.
Medicare Advantage Plans must cover AWVs without applying deductible, copayments or co-insurance. This applies as long as your provider is in-network and you meet eligibility requirements.
If your provider finds a need to treat a new or existing problem during your visit, then this is considered diagnostic. This is since you are being treated for certain symptoms or risks. You may then need to pay for your portion of co-payment or coinsurance.
For more information from Medicare, click here. https://www.medicare.gov/coverage/yearly-wellness-visits
Call your primary doctor today and schedule yours. Be Your Own Advocate!