Libby Dole, RN, Population Health Coordinator or Faye, LPN, will conduct Medicare Annual Wellness Visits at the Scotland County Hospital clinics. The visit is a free service to all Medicare beneficiaries.

Established patients at Memphis Medical Services, Wyaconda Medical Services or Lancaster Medical Services who are enrolled in Medicare, may be getting a phone call on behalf of Memphis Medical Services to schedule an Annual Wellness Visit at the clinic in Memphis with Libby,  Population Health Coordinator/Registered Nurse, or Faye, LPN.  The purpose of the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is to allow Primary Care Providers (PCP) to develop a personalized plan for patient care, to prevent disease and illness or prevent or delay progression of existing chronic conditions.

Either Libby, RN or Faye, LPN, will do the assessment and documentation during the visit.

The Annual Wellness Visit is a free benefit to Medicare patients as part of the Healthcare Reform Act.  Whether patients have a supplement to Medicare or not, it’s a free benefit for being enrolled in Medicare. Medicare users are entitled to this Annual Wellness Visit once every 12 months and it is covered 100% by Medicare as a free benefit.

During the visit, patients will answer a series of health risk questions pertaining to medications, immunization status, family and personal health history, fall risk, safety of home environment, depression, diet, physical activity, and more.  A summary report will be shared with the primary healthcare provider so he or she can develop a list of risk factors, and also suggest screenings and treatments the patient may want to consider.

To schedule the appointment, rather than wait for the phone call, please call Memphis Medical Services at 660-465-2828 to schedule an Annual Wellness Visit.