Introduction: The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has set requirements for the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV).
Methods: A cross-sectional online survey to explore the variability in assessments and tools used during the AWV was completed by 159 primary care providers from 145 practices in 36 states.
Results: The results confirmed wide variation in use of specific tools during AWV and provider interest in using several specific tools if available.
Conclusion: The results indicated a need for more comprehensive AWV content and a preference for more structured and objective ways to conduct AWV assessment.
Keywords: Annual Wellness Visit; Chronic Disease; Counseling; Cross-Sectional Studies; Medicare; Preventive Health Services; Primary Health Care.
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