Medicare Annual Wellness Visits

Instructor: Carol Hoppe
Product ID: 706191
Training Level: Basic to Advanced
  • Duration: 60 Min
The "Welcome to Medicare" visit and Annual Wellness Visits (AWV) are important screening services available to Medicare beneficiaries at no cost. More and more practitioners are providing these services, often missing key elements to support the codes. In this session, we will look these services and discuss the typical problems providers are struggling to document when performing these visits.
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Why Should You Attend:

The Annual Wellness Visit is covered by Medicare annually with no cost to the Medicare beneficiary. Providers are encouraged to perform this service for Medicare patients, but often do not document the required elements in order to bill for the service accurately. Without adequate documentation, Medicare will recoup payment when they audit medical records. If you want to keep your money in your pocket, you need to know how to document these visits correctly.

During this session, we will look at the documentation requirements to bill for the Initial Preventive Physical Exam (IPPE) or “Welcome to Medicare” visit and the Annual Wellness Visits. You will learn how and when to bill for other services provided on the same day. We will look at specific examples and share ideas. By the end of this series, you will be able to document and code annual wellness visits with confidence. Don’t miss this valuable training!

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Required components for the IPPE
  • Required components for the AWV
  • Who is eligible?
  • Who can provide these services?
  • Where can they be performed?
  • Documentation required to bill these services
  • When to bill or not bill an E/M code with these services
  • Other covered preventive services
  • Find answers to your questions about IPPE and AWV services

Who Will Benefit:

  • This training is designed for Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Certified Nurse Midwives, Billing Office Staff, Coders, and Compliance Auditors.
Instructor Profile:
Carol Hoppe

Carol Hoppe
President and CEO, MedLucid Solutions LLC

Carol Hoppe, CPC, CCS-P, CPC-I has 15 years of experience auditing Evaluation and Management (E/M) services and training physicians on E/M documentation guidelines.

As a healthcare consultant, Carol Hoppe focuses on helping medical practices with billing, coding, documentation, and practice management solutions. Having been in healthcare for more than 25 years, she has worked with hundreds of different specialty and primary care physicians. Carol provides billing, coding, and compliance audits and education for physicians and staff. She has extensive hands-on practice experience in transcription, billing, collections, office management, director roles and consulting services.

Carol holds a BS in Business Management from Indiana Wesleyan University, where she graduated with honors, Summa Cum Laude. She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC) and a Certified Professional Coding Instructor (CPC-I) through the American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC) and a Certified Coding Specialist-Physician-Based (CCS-P) through the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA).

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