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A Medicare annual wellness visit is a yearly appointment with your care team that is covered by Medicare. The purpose of this visit is to assess your overall health and well-being, create a personalized, preventive care plan and identify any potential health issues early on.
Your Medicare annual wellness visit allows you to discuss any questions or concerns you have about your health with your care team. These routine appointments help improve communication and ensure you receive the care and support you need to stay healthy.
At Inspira, we’re committed to providing high-quality, compassionate care. We understand the importance of Medicare annual wellness visits and are here to support you in maintaining your best health.
Annual wellness visits help you manage your health today and prevent future health issues. A Medicare annual wellness visit includes:
During your Medicare annual wellness visit, your care team will help you complete a comprehensive health assessment; review your medical history, including any medications you currently take; and discuss your health concerns and questions. Based on your needs, they will also assess your risk for various health issues such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Based on this assessment, your care team will work alongside you to develop an easy-to-follow, personalized, preventive care plan tailored to your specific needs and health history. This plan may include recommendations for preventive screenings, vaccinations and lifestyle changes to help you maintain optimal health and wellness.
An annual checkup focuses on a physical exam, which helps your doctor diagnose and treat your condition. Annual checkups are not covered by Medicare. A wellness exam helps your care team understand what aspects of your life are helping you stay healthy and strives to support your continued well-being. Annual wellness visits are covered by Medicare.
Medicare annual wellness visits help your care team identify steps you can take to stay healthy and improve your overall well-being. Taking this proactive approach can help you:
No. There is no out-of-pocket cost for your Medicare annual wellness visit. During your appointment, you may have the option to receive added health care services that require payment. Talk to your care team or primary care office about your treatment options during your visit.
During your visit, your care team, which may include a medical assistant or a Medicare annual wellness nurse, will collect your information and perform necessary preventive care screenings. Your doctor will review your results and may discuss health concerns identified during your appointment with you or your care team.
Most of your visits can be done via telehealth with a Medicare annual wellness nurse, allowing you to spend less time in the office and more time focusing on your wellness. However, patients can opt for an in-person visit, depending on preference.
When you make your appointment, your care team may ask you to bring the following:
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