Billing Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (G0438 and G0439) and the PPPs. Be a great Medical Biller!
Mark asks if his doctor coded his full routine physical exam properly using CPT code 99397, which is not covered by Medicare, or if the doctor should have used the Annual Wellness Visit code, G0438 (or G0439), which is covered by Medicare. What’s the difference? Which code does Medicare pay?
Medicare Billing for Well Woman Exam Using Codes G0101 and Q0091 and Annual Wellness Visits AWV G0438 and G0439 As we are all aware, Medicare now allows for the Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) G0438 or subsequent AWV G0439, but how does this relate to an annual Well Woman Exam? IT DOESN’T. An annual Well Woman Exam is a completely separate evaluation and management service from an AWV, and unless the provider specifically evaluates a patient for both the AWV and Continue Reading
Medicare provides coverage for Annual Wellness Visits. This benefit was included in the Affordable Care Act of 2010. Medicare has come up with two HCPCS codes for these well visits for medical billing purposes. The codes are G0438 and G0439.