RevCycle Intelligence February 13, 2018
Jacqueline Belliveau

Primary care revenue rose for practices that performed a Medicare wellness visit on at least a quarter of their patients, while revenue dipped for non-wellness visit practices.

Practices that performed Medicare wellness visits on at least a quarter of their patients earned greater primary care revenue, experienced more patient assignment stability, and treated patients who were slightly healthier, a new Health Affairs study uncovered.

Researchers from Harvard Medical School reported the following key differences among wellness visit adopters and non-adopters based on Medicare claims data:

  • Average annual primary care revenue for practices that adopted the wellness visit had consistently greater revenue than practices that did not conduct the visit
  • Wellness visit adopters increased their primary care revenue by 2015, while non-adopters...

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