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The ABCs of the initial Preventive Physical Examination and Annual Wellness Visit National Provider Call
Medicare Preventive Services


On July 21, 2011, CMS conducted a National Provider Call for Medicare FFS providers on "The ABCs of the Initial Preventive Physical Examination and Annual Wellness Visit". CMS subject matter experts discussed basic information about each benefit, when to perform these services, as well as coding and billing requirements. A question and answer session followed the presentations.

Target Audience:

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, health educators, registered dietitians, nutrition professionals, medical billers and coders and other interested health care professionals

Event Materials:

Please see the Downloads section below for the following materials for this event:

  • Slide presentation used during the call
  • 2 podcasts of call with corresponding written transcripts
  • Complete call transcript - please note, several post-call clarifications are included within the transcript to clarify information provided during the call
  • Complete audio recording
  • CMS responses to outstanding questions resulting from the call

For More Information:

For more information on Medicare Preventive Services, please visit the following CMS websites and