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Module 5: Annual Wellness Visits (AWV)-Getting Paid for Pharmacy Services: Integrating Clinical Service into Pharmacy Care

Started Apr 5, 2021


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(0.75 contact hours/ 0.075 CEU's) Learning objectives for this course:

1. Explain the required components of an AWV

2. Differentiate between a Welcome to Medicare, Initial AWV, and subsequent AWV

3. Understand typical benefits for Medicare Part B Wellness Visits versus those covered by Medicare Advantage Plans

4. Describe some examples conducting annual wellness visits that have worked in practice

The Wyoming Center on Aging (WYCOA) is partnering with the University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy and the Wyoming Department of Health, Chronic Disease Prevention Program, to guide public health professionals and communities in taking action, strengthening capacity, advancing health equity, and engaging in partnerships to reverse the epidemic of diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. The primary aim will be to improve the health of Wyomingites by coordinating information and resources about prediabetes, diabetes, high blood pressure, and high blood cholesterol.

Pharmacists play an important role in chronic disease prevention and management. There is strong evidence that when pharmacists are part of the healthcare team, outcomes related to preventing or managing chronic diseases (e.g., blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, obesity, smoking cessation) and adherence to medication improve. Team-based care results in personalized, timely, and empowered patient care and facilitates communication and coordination among team members. The following modules discuss emerging trends that will affect new service development for pharmacies and value added pharmacist services.

This project/publication is funded by the Wyoming Department of Health and supported by Cooperative Agreement Grant DP18-1815 from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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