In an effort to identify early signs of decline and implement strategies to help older adults to age successfully, the Gateway Geriatric Education Center has developed resources for supporting primary care providers.
One strategy to increasing the number of aging assessments in general practice is to leverage the Welcome to Medicare and Medicare Annual Wellness Visits (MAWV).
The MAWVs are intended to provide aggressive, safe and effective primary and secondary prevention strategies for older adults. There are three components to the MAWV:
|Task||How To Do||Completed By|
|Schedule Patient||Follow scripts.||Call center schedulers with assistance from office manager.|
||Call center schedulers with assistance from office manager.|
|Information Package||Call center schedulers with assistance from office manager.|
Medical assistant or nurse.
||C.P.N., R.N., M.A.|
|Summary of Visit||
||M.D., D.O, N.P. or P.A.|