Annual Wellness Visit

Annual Wellness Exam

Easily Identify Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries For Annual Wellness Visits

February 26, 2021

What exactly is an Annual Wellness Visit?  There is often confusion with the term “annual wellness visit” and its similarities to an annual physical exam. An annual wellness visit is known as an AWV. On the other hand, an annual physical exam can be referred to as several colloquial names such as physical examination, wellness…

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Drive Your Annual Wellness Visit Program’s Success With A Team-Based Care Model

February 1, 2021

Let Your Team-Based Care Model Drive Your Annual Wellness Visit Program’s Success Enter your information to download the white paper. *required fields About the Author Jaan Sidorov M.D., M.H.S.A. is a general internist with over 20 years experience in primary care, disease management, and population-based care coordination. Prior to his current roles, Dr. Sidorov was…

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Who can perform an Annual Wellness Visit?

Who can perform an Annual Wellness Visit?

January 26, 2021

When the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) designed the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit program, they kept in mind potential challenges that practices could face. On one hand, they knew that asking practices to consider a new program may be overwhelming. Limited staff and time could pose potential barriers to entry for the program. On…

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Personalized Health Risk Assessments with RapidAWV™

January 8, 2021

We are excited to announce our latest improvement to RapidAWV™ -customized questionnaires! Providers can now fine-tune their digital Health Risk Assessment form with questions relevant to their practice. This much-requested feature can be used for a wide number of reasons, including COVID-19 specific questions, condition specific questions, and so much more. Did you hear the news?…

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Annual Wellness Visit Software

Three Reasons Why Your AWV Program Isn’t Optimized…and How Annual Wellness Visit Software Can Help

December 16, 2020

If your practice is running its own Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) program, it’s likely that your program isn’t optimized to its full potential. How do you know? Because historically, 40% of Medicare patients “no show” for a scheduled Annual Wellness Visit and, according to CMS claims data, a whopping 81% of all eligible Medicare beneficiaries…

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Don’t Underestimate the Power of a Health Risk Assessment…

November 23, 2020

When a patient visits his or her healthcare provider, it’s typically because of a sickness or an ailment. The provider will perform a series of short examinations and will ask questions about current symptoms. The purpose of the visit is to address the sickness or ailment – but most likely will not cover a thorough…

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Medicare Annual Wellness Visit vs Annual Physical

September 28, 2020

Co-authored by Ashley Trice, AWV Product Specialist Understanding the Difference Jam is to jelly, crocodile is to alligator, pill is to tablet, annual physical is to annual wellness visit… right? All of these things are commonly used interchangeably, yet they have fundamental differences that make them absolutely NOT the same. The only way to ensure…

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Medicare’s Annual Wellness Visit Program Is on Life Support

May 14, 2020

By Jon-Michial Carter, CEO-ChartSpan Have you ever dreamt of hosting a party only to have no one show up? Well, maybe not no one, but hardly anyone? That’s how policymakers at Medicare feel. Only, it’s not a dream. In 2011, CMS (the policymakers at Medicare) used years of compelling patient research to validate the value…

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Saini AWV & CCM Case Study

February 27, 2020

Best Practices for Annual Wellness Visit & Chronic Care Management Programs Dr. Satinder Saini, the founder of Saini Medical Associates, is a beloved member of the Crowley, LA community. He knows every patient’s name, putting in long hours to see as many as thirty-six patients per day. When Carol Hubbard joined Saini Medical Associates as…

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The Secret to crushing your MIPS score.

The Secret to Crushing Your MIPS Scores: CCM and AWV

December 16, 2019

The Secret to Crushing Your MIPS Scores Enter your information to receive your copy of this white paper. If you’re among the 85% of clinicians who say MIPS quality scores are important or very important to their organization, then we have good news for you. CCM and AWV programs from ChartSpan offer a way to improve your…

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