Keywords: Medicare, Annual Visit
Development of a team-based workflow for Medicare wellness visits to increase access to the service and bill appropriately while allowing all clinicians to practice at the top of their licenses
Cynthia So-Armah MD
Meg Krasne MD MPH
Brookside Community Health Center, Boston MA
Project Research & Planning
Project Tools & Components
Key components of the intervention include:
Daily Workflow Steps
The intervention is currently ongoing
Medicare Wellness Visits: In addition to covering an initial preventive visit upon enrollment in Medicare, Medicare Part B covers a yearly wellness visit designed to prevent disease and disability by assessing the patient’s health and risk for disease. According to Medicare.gov, a yearly wellness visit should include the following components:
Maintenance of Certification (MOC): a process in which physicians can engage through their medical specialty board meant to allow physicians to stay current in the medical knowledge they use to treat patients. It requires participation in knowledge-acquiring activities and assessments.
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