Annual Wellness Visit

The Top Three Components Your Medicare AWV Program Needs

Preventive care programs are difficult to administer. Succeeding in those programs with minimal help is a lofty goal that most are unable to attain. Even with Medicare guidelines and requirements to help providers stay on track, preventative programs rarely reach their potential without outside help. Why is this the case? It’s because practices don’t have…

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How Urgent Care Clinics Can Achieve 200% Higher Annual Wellness Visit Utilization vs the Average Primary Care Clinic

How one Urgent Care Clinic’s AWV utilization rate is 200% higher than the average Primary Care Clinic You are reading that headline correctly – an Urgent Care Clinic, built on the premise of reacting on a moment’s notice to urgent medical needs, is paving the way towards value-based care with a highly successful Annual Wellness…

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Medicare Annual Wellness Visits

Is There a Perfect Workflow for Medicare Annual Wellness Visits?

Only 19% of eligible Medicare patients are receiving their Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) each year and little has been done to investigate why. Unlike some Value-Based Care programs, Medicare’s compliance requirements for AWVs are not onerous. The real challenge to AWV utilization is integrating a preventative care workflow process into the daily workflow of practices…

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Annual Wellness Visit Software ChartSpan

Why Medicare Wants Providers Performing AWVs

The healthcare industry as a whole has been striving to improve value-based care, and in doing so has created new preventative programs in recent years. In 2011, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services set out to improve preventive care specifically for Medicare beneficiaries by implementing the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) program. Although the…

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Annual Wellness Exam

Easily Identify Eligible Medicare Beneficiaries For Annual Wellness Visits

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

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?

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™

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

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…

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

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

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

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

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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