To our Patients with Medicare insurance coverage,
We at Princeton Medical Group are reaching out to you to let you know about an update to a service that our practice provides. Medicare offers Annual Wellness Visits. We will focus on preventive services, your support system, and talk to you about what matters most to you regarding your health. The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is fully covered by Medicare as a preventative visit. These annual Wellness visits are different from annual physical exams, in that they are mainly a conversation around your overall health and priorities.
Moving forward, we will schedule your Medicare Annual Wellness Visit or AWV. During the course of your AWV, your provider may discover and need to investigate or treat a new or existing problem. This additional care is considered diagnostic, meaning your provider is treating you because of certain symptoms or risk factors. Princeton Medical Group may bill you for any diagnostic care you receive during a preventive visit.
During your AWV, your provider can refill any medications currently prescribed to you and order relevant labs for review at a later date. If you have a new medical condition or are in need of another acute service, you may incur a bill for those services.
Our goal for the visit will be to create a healthcare plan that makes sense for you, discuss any major concerns you may have with your well-being, and focus on what matters most to you with your healthcare.
If you do not already have an appointment for an AWV, please call our office at (609) 924- 9300 to schedule your appointment. To make the best use of your time during the visit, please be ready to discuss or have ready:
- Your family health history
- A list of other doctors you have seen in the last five years
- Please bring all medications, vitamins, and supplements you are currently taking
- Any health concerns or your priorities for the future
If you have any new or urgent health concerns prior to your appointment, please call our practice to let us know before your scheduled visit or when you check in. Medicare regulations require us to bill patients for services beyond the scope included in the AWV. Therefore a separate appointment may be preferable to give you the necessary attention.
The Health Risk Assessment (HRA) form is also available on our website. Please complete it so your doctor can review it with you during your AWV.
For more information regarding the AWV, visit our AWV FAQs page.
On behalf of the PMG health care team, we’re looking forward to seeing you!
Princeton Medical Group primary care team