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Subsequent AWV code lifts, but PHE suppressed initial, IPPE codes

Effective Mar 2, 2023
Published Mar 6, 2023
Last Reviewed Mar 2, 2023
Trends in annual wellness visits (AWV), billed to Medicare as G0438 and G0439, and the initial preventive physical examination (IPPE), aka Welcome to Medicare visit (G0402), show that while the codes did not prosper in the first year of the COVID crisis in 2020, G0439 pulled out of its tailspin in 2021; the others, however, continued to underperform.

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