Confused About Medicare Preventive Visits? So Are Your Patients!

Confused About Medicare Preventive Visits? So are your patients!

By

Joy Newby, LPN, CPC

Newby Consulting, Inc.

Congress legislated coverage for two preventive visits for Medicare beneficiaries.

·       Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE), also referred to as the Welcome to Medicare Visit

·       Annual Wellness Visit

- Initial

- Subsequent

Even those these services have been covered for several years, physicians continue to have questions about who is eligible for a Medicare covered visit, what services are included in the visit, who can perform the visit, etc. Given all the questions surrounding these visits, we were asked to provide information about each visit. Click here to read the whole article now.