Is the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) the same as a beneficiary's yearly physical?

Answer:
No, this visit is a preventive wellness visit and not a "routine physical checkup" that some seniors may receive every year or two from their physician or other qualified nonphysician practitioner. Medicare does not provide coverage for routine physical exams.

CMS MLN Resource: CMS MLN Booklet (PDF, 501 KB) - Annual Wellness Visit

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