As Healthcare evolves from the fee-for-service model to the value-based model, the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) has instituted various programs to remedy gaps in care. One of these programs is the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV). Instituted in 2011, the AWV is 100% covered by Medicare, and involves several screenings and tests that culminate in personalized prevention plan.
Medicare covers the cost of a beneficiary’s Annual Wellness Visit with his or her Provider. These visits are designed to help Medicare beneficiaries and their doctors develop personalized prevention plans, at no cost to the Patient, which take a comprehensive approach to improving health and preventing disease.