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Annual Wellness Visit

The Annual Wellness Visit is a covered benefit available to Medicare beneficiaries as an educational and preventive care opportunity to prevent disease and disability based on the patient’s health and risk factors.

The Annual Wellness Visit and/or Health Risk Assessment provides the ACO, Health System, or Physician Organization with reimbursement opportunity, closure of care gaps, and relevant data that allows for better risk management of the patient. Just some of the immediate benefits of partnering with Life Line Community Healthcare to complete AWVs on all qualified beneficiaries include:

  • Improvement of patient retention and attribution rate by keeping the patient connected to the physician practices through the performance of Annual Wellness Visits/Health Risk Assessments
  • Creation of an annually recurring revenue stream for the practices/organization through the performance of Annual Wellness Visits on their behalf
  • Creation of new revenue streams for the practices/organization through the recommendation of medically appropriate preventive follow-on services to the physician practices as a result of the Annual Wellness Visit
  • Identification and communication of care gaps creating better care and early intervention opportunities preventing hospitalizations and re-admissions
  • Reduction of hospital and ER admissions through patient education and provider early intervention opportunities
  • Reduction of preventable complications through patient education, positive lifestyle changes, and provider early intervention opportunities
  • Improved patient clinical outcomes
  • Improved quality measure capture
  • Improved diagnosis coding opportunities for practices to assist with risk score adjustments through accurate documentation of chronic conditions as a result of care coordination efforts 
  • Reduced reliance on provider compliance for completion of Annual Wellness Visits in an already over loaded practice environment
  • Provision of more time for providers to focus on more critical and higher reimbursement related activities
  • Better patient experiences lead to increased enrollment and attribution of lives