Annual wellness visit

December 5, 2014

This visit with your doctor is to develop a personalized plan for preventive screenings. Medicare pays for the visit every 12 months. The visit includes:

  • A review of your medical and family history
  • Developing or updating a list of current providers and prescriptions
  • Height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements
  • Detection of any cognitive impairment
  • Personalized health advice
  • A list of risk factors and treatment options for you
  • A screening schedule (like a checklist) for appropriate preventive services. Get details about coverage for screenings, shots, and other preventive services.
  • New in 2016, the option to include an advance care planning discussion

This visit is covered once every 12 months (11 full months must have passed since the last visit).