Simplifying Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) and Advance Care Planning (ACP)

Event Information
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Prerecorded Event
Jill M. Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC
60 minutes
Product Description

Effectively Perform the Annual Wellness Visit & Advance Care Planning to Maximize Reimbursement

The annual wellness visit (AWV) was marketed by CMS as a wellness exam at its inception and the confusion over this service has continued for both providers and patients. Questions on who, when and how it is performed and what need to be documented can confuse the best of us.

In this session, expert speaker Jill M. Young will provide step-by-step instructions on how your office can efficiently and effectively perform the AWV and include Advance Care Planning to give your patients a complete service. Jill will also help you compliantly document it and maximize your office’s reimbursement possibilities on this annual service. Additionally, she will provide tips on how to present the service to your patients so they understand what the service is and is not.

Session Highlights:

  • Who can perform the annual wellness visit (AWV) and advance care planning (ACP) – Is it different?
  • What are the required elements of the AWV?
  • What documentation is required for both the AWV and ACP?
  • Are there location restrictions (i.e. hospital vs office) for ACP?
  • With what frequency can the AWV and ACP be billed?
  • Where to find CMS/Medicare’s most up to date information
  • Structuring the appointment process – tips on how to avoid patient confusion about what the AWV entails
  • Tips on making your own AWV patient screening sheet
  • Tips on documenting the ACP efficiently

Who Should Attend?

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Office Managers
  • Medical Coders & Billers

Ask a question at the Q&A session following the live event and get advice unique to your situation, directly from our expert speaker.

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About Our Speaker

Jill M. Young - Pulmonology Guidelines Expert

Jill Young, CPC, CEDC, CIMC, is the Principal of Young Medical Consulting, LLC, A company founded 11 years ago to meet the education and compliance needs of physicians and their staff. Jill has over 30 years of medical experience working in all areas of the medical practice including clinical, billing and rounding with physicians. Her comments and opinions can be seen in several publications and also...   More Info
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