If you have Medicare and want to learn more about the AWV and the preventive services that Medicare covers, please click here
For educational materials and community resources helpful to address specific health issues that may be
detected during an AWV, Click Here
Watch this video for a brief overview of the Toolkit and a demonstration of the AWV
This toolkit is provided as a guideline only; Medicare specifies the AWV components and providers should use their clinical judgment in their provision for an individual patient. We hope you find the information useful. We welcome any questions or comments you may have about this toolkit; please e-mail us with any feedback.
This section includes a general overview of the toolkit, links to information on the Medicare wellness visits and preventive services, and a sample process map. The AWV website compares the different types of visits, outlines the necessary components of each visit, and provides billing codes.
This section includes sample preventive plans for men and women to track needed preventive services and identify issues to address. Please note that Medicare covers more services than what is recommended by the US Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF); a table summarizing key differences is included, as well as links to the CMS and USPSTF websites for more information.
This section contains brochures that address some of the issues identified during the AWV; these brochures may be printed, and small quantities of those from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) may be ordered free of charge at https://order.nia.nih.gov/