Medicare annual wellness visits can be scheduled once per calendar year, starting
Jan. 1

You asked, and we listened. Effective January 1, 2024, annual wellness visits (AWVs) for our Medicare members can now be scheduled once per calendar year, rather than the previous once per twelve months.

Why are we making this change?

We’ve been hearing requests for this change for a variety of reasons:

  • The ease of tracking patients' visits on a calendar year basis rather than on a rolling 12-month basis
  • Getting members in for appointments sooner, especially if they travel for part of the year
  • Overall flexibility with practice scheduling

Bottom line: we want to accommodate you and our members, and this was a way for us to do both.

A couple examples of how this would work:

  1. A member has an AWV on December 30, 2024. They will be covered for an AWV scheduled any time in 2025, from January on.
  2. A member has an AWV on January 2, 2024. They would not be covered for another AWV any other time that year.

Thank you for providing excellent care for our Medicare members. As always, we appreciate your engagement and feedback.