Why Is An Annual Wellness Visit Important?
Medicare’s annual wellness visit was introduced in 2011 to promote evidence-based preventive care and identify risk factors and undiagnosed conditions in aging adults. The annual wellness visit (AWV) is a yearly visit with a primary care provider (PCP) to create or update a personalized prevention plan. The AWV is a fully covered benefit to increase preventive care among beneficiaries. This service may help prevent illnesses based on current health conditions and other patient risk factors.