TITLE: Medical Billing and Coding – Wellness versus Physical for the Medicare Patient
Confused about reporting "Annual Physicals" in the age of "Annual Wellness"?
The confusion stems from the fact that an actual "physical" is not part of the Medicare AWV. When the medical staff doesn't understand what the patient expects, or the patient doesn't understand their Medicare benefits, there is either a surprise in the exam room, or a surprise at the check-out desk. That surprise is not good for patient relations nor the practice!
In this informative 10-minute video, Kevin Townsend, Director of Revenue Cycle Management and Coding and Auditing Specialist for DoctorsManagement answers important questions and creates clarity on how to properly bill for an Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) and a Preventive Medicine Visit (PMV)
This video covers:
• Background information about the AWV and PMV
• The difference between the AWV and PMV
• What is and what is not covered by Medicare
• The various billing considerations and options and solutions for providers and their patients.
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