May 25, 2011


Provided by Louis Burke, ECM - TOTAL Solutions for Your Medical Practice -

Hi Jennifer,

Wasn’t sure if you’re aware of Medicare’s latest best kept secret - Annual Wellness Visits or AWV has joined the list of 2011 payable preventative services. Of course implementing this new code into a medical practice may be a bit tricky and there’s a lot of mumbo jumbo regarding how and when to bill it but the long and short of it is that it must include a Personal Preventative Plan Service (PPPS),there’s a FIRST and SUBSEQUENT coding sequence AND the 2 code sequence CANNOT be billed within 12 months of each other, members effective date or the “Welcome to Medicare” code that they rolled out a few years ago.

For information about Annual Wellness Visit billing and how/when to bill AWV feel free to contact me at (516) 775-8606 or at

Louis Burke, CPC
President and Co-Owner
ECM - Solutions for the Medical Practice!
2050 Lakeville Road
New Hyde Park, NY 11040
tel - 516.775.8606
cel - 917.838.9510
fax - 516.775.8618



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