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What will happen during my Annual Wellness Visit?

The Annual Wellness Visit is a yearly appointment with your provider to create or update a personalized prevention plan. Medicare Part B covers it if you have had Part B for over 12 months and you have not received an Annual Wellness Visit or your Welcome to Medicare Visit in the last 12 months. At your Annual Wellness Visit, your doctor may:

  • Check your height, weight, blood pressure, and otherroutinemeasurements   
  • Give you a health risk assessment, which might include aquestionnaire that you complete before or during the visit
  • Review your functional ability and levelofsafety
  • Learn about your medical and familyhistory
  • Make a list of your current providers, durable medical equipment (DME) suppliers, and medications
  • Create a 5-10 year screening schedule orcheck-list
  • Identify risk factors and current medical and mental healthconditions along with related current or recommendedtreatments
  • Screen for cognitive impairment, including diseases such asAlzheimer’s and other forms ofdementia
  • Screen fordepression
  • Provide health advice and referrals to health education and/orpreventive counseling services aimed at reducing risk factors and promoting wellness

The Annual Wellness Visit is not a head-to-toe physical!

Medicare Part B covers the Annual Wellness Visit with no cost-sharing, but depending on your visit, you may be responsible for paying a facility fee and cost-sharing on any diagnostic services you receive. 

  1. Be sure to specify that you want your Annual Wellness Visit when you make your appointment.Double specify when you check in for the appointment.
  2. Annual Wellness Visits must be AT LEAST 12 full months apart.
  3. If you feel you are billed for your Annual Wellness Visit in error, call the Wyoming Senior Medicare Patrol or Wyoming State Health Insurance Information Program for assistance.

January 2018