Driving Annual Wellness Visits, Preventive Screens and Better Health

The Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) with a patient’s primary care provider can help prevent illness based on a patient’s current health and risk factors. Recognizing the importance of these check-ins, our quality team can provide prioritized patient outreach and engagement rosters to practices participating in Medicare Advantage plans and the Medicare Shared Savings Program to support outreach and AWV scheduling.

For the 2022 performance year, AWV completion rates were as follows:

  • Aetna Medicare Advantage: 55.1%*
    (Up 15% from 2021)
  • Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP): 48.5%
    (Up 12% from 2021)

    *=Indicates final 2022 performance is pending due to claims runout, with an expected completion date of July 2023.

We have even produced an AWV toolkit with helpful information for performing and documenting Medicare AWV patient education, including coding/documentation information, preventive services summary sheets and a sample health risk assessment.

Exceeding Screening Targets

As a result, VHAN met or exceeded nine out of 10 commercial and Medicare Advantage targets in breast, colorectal and cervical cancer screenings. For breast cancer screening, we achieved 95th percentile across all payors from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), and we surpassed NCQA state and national averages for colorectal cancer screening across multiple payors.

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