A remarkably small number of Medicare beneficiaries take advantage of their annual wellness visit benefits despite their crucial role in delivering potentially life-saving preventive services and screenings.
HealthEC supports providers in delivering preventive care services that were made available to patients 65 and older as part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2011. The importance of preventive medicine in maintaining the health and well-being of older patients cannot be underestimated. In fact, researchers at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation have discovered a correlation between the use of annual wellness visits and a significant decline in visits that were not related to preventive care.
HealthEC’s Annual Wellness Visit application helps providers optimize the health of their patient population while earning CMS-based incentives. Automation of wellness visit workflow streamlines the scheduling and management of this proactive care opportunity.