Preventive visits, Annual physicals, Annual wellness visits, AWVs are all the same thing right? Not so fast. These terms are often used interchangeably when they should not be. A preventive medicine visit and an AWV are very different things. In this webinar we explore the differences in these preventive services, review the requirements for each and review documentation examples to get you on your way to understanding which code should be used.
- Define an annual physical and preventive medicine visit.
- Define an IPPE and AWV service.
- Identify the differences between each types of preventive service.
- Recognize which code should be applied based on service provided and documented.
Emily Lomaquahu, CPC, CPMA, CEDC
Emily is a Senior Coding Quality Auditor for Haugen Consulting Group and brings over a decade of experience to the profee team! She began her career as an auditor and with her keen eye for detail, she quickly found it was a perfect fit. Emily thrives in a collaborative environment and enjoys creating high-quality trainings to help providers and coders navigate charts and improve their accuracy.
She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado, in Denver. Emily specializes in Evaluation and Management (E/M), Primary Care, Anesthesia, Emergency Department, and Neurology, though she says Anesthesia and Neurology are her favorites! She is a Certified Professional Coder (CPC), Certified Professional Medical Auditor (CPMA), and Certified Emergency Department Coder (CEDC).
This webinar has been approved for 1 continuing education unit for use in fulfilling the continued education requirements of the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA). Granting prior approval from AHIMA does not constitute endorsement of the program content or its program sponsor.
This program has the prior approval of the American Academy for Professional Coders (AAPC) for 1 continuing education hour. Granting of prior approval in no way constitutes endorsement by AAPC of the program content or the program sponsor.