Medicare Patient Information
Schedule Your No-Cost Medicare Annual Wellness
Medicare Annual Wellness visits can be completed once every 12 months by Medicare patients at no cost to the patient. Completing this appointment each year can help you review your medical history with your doctor as well as work together to build a health plan.
A study in the journal of Health Affairs in 2018 found that less than 20% of Medicare patients actually attended these visits. It also revealed that only 23% of clinics even offered the visit to more than a quarter of their Medicare patients.
The lack of publicity for these appointments combined with many clinics not offering them to their patients has resulted in the underuse of this valuable visit. Williams Integracare is committed to providing these no-cost visits to our Medicare patients.
What's Included in Your Medicare Annual Wellness?
Medicare Annual Wellness visits are different than a traditional annual physical. The focus of these visits is to complete a basic assessment of your health while planning appropriately for the future.
Your height, weight, blood pressure, and other routine measurements will be checked as well as tested for hearing impairments.
Your appointment includes multiple key screenings, such as evaluating your risk of falls, dementia, and depression.
Plan for the Future
Your provider will help you create a checklist of future additional screenings you will need in the next 5 to 10 years based on your health history.
Are You Up to Date on Preventative Services?
"Welcome to Medicare" Visit
For patients who have had Medicare Part B for less than 12 months.
Yearly "Medicare Annual Wellness"
For patients who have had Medicare Part B for more than 12 months.
This is the best way for people over the age of 65 to protect themselves from the flu.
Your provider will keep you informed on recommended screenings.
Integracare Offers Chronic Care Management
If you have Medicare or Medicaid and you have two or more chronic conditions, Integracare is offering Chronic Care Management (CCM) under your Medicare benefits.
Chronic Care Management is a program that can help you and your primary care provider better manage your conditions to optimize your health so that you can continue doing the things you enjoy, in good health!
Ask your provider for more information about enrolling in CCM at your next visit.
REQUEST AN APPOINTMENT
Enter your information and one of our schedulers will reach out to you with available appointment times. Do not want to wait for a call back? You can call us at (320) 251-2600 to setup your visit now.
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