About the Project
Through the Increasing Annual Wellness Visit Utilization Project,
Quality Insights’ team educates and supports primary care practitioners as they encourage their patients to maximize use of Medicare-covered preventive benefits.
Specifically, Quality Insights:
Provides education and tools to help physician practices eliminate barriers that prevent patients from utilizing preventive health services
Examines office workflow to determine areas where preventive services can be incorporated into daily routine
Develops individualized practitioner reports to analyze the number of patients who receive preventive services and determine opportunities for improvement
In addition to provider education, Quality Insights recognizes the value of patient and family engagement in improving healthcare. Our quality improvement activities, technical assistance and educational materials include components that encourage active patient and family involvement in the healthcare team.
As a result of this initiative, our goal is to realize an increase in Annual Wellness Visits, which will increase Medicare patients’ use of appropriate clinical preventive services, thereby improving their health and quality of life. This focus on preventive medicine also allows primary care practitioners to identify high risk patients and initiate a treatment plan sooner rather than later.