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   RE: Medicare coding
 From: Michael Safran
 To: Member Forum
 Posted: 11-20-2017 19:28
 Message: Melissa and Rashmi,

Thank you.  That is great to know about timing of the AWV.
The resultant "creep" of those annual visits, by scheduling them a week later each year, was starting to create a scheduling problem for my snow birds and just elderly reluctant to schedule during potential snow season here in northeast.



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Michael S. MD
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Original Message:
Sent: 11-19-2017 11:07
From: Melissa Weakland
Subject: Medicare coding

Thanks Rashmi.

It was covered just fine. Last year's date was Sept 29 2016, this year's was Sept 18th.



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Melissa Weakland MD
Ballard Neighborhood Doctors
Seattle WA
IMP since 2007
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Original Message:
Sent: 10-11-2017 20:40
From: Rashmi Chhabra
Subject: Medicare coding

Medicare annual wellness visit may be done any day of the month. So, if it was done Sept 29.2016, you can do another one after Sept 1 2017.
Hope this helps.
Rashmi



Original Message------

I was asked from our billing person about a medicare AWV I did recently on Sept 18 2017. Her  prior AWV was Sept 29 2016.

I remembered the conversation here, did a quick search and found Jeff's notes that this could be done in the same month or later as the prior AWV.  He asked- anyone test this out?

Well- I"m testing. Anyone have experience with this already?
Sure hope I get paid... this phrase seems to be our collective mantra  :)

If of interest to others I'll try to remember to post once payment posted.
Melissa

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Melissa Weakland MD
Ballard Neighborhood Doctors
Seattle WA
IMP since 2007
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