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The Annual Wellness Visit is  a once a year visit covered by Medicare in which you can meet with your doctor to develop a prevention plan based on your needs. It will give you an opportunity to create and update a medical history a list of your medications and a list of your current providers and suppliers. During this visit your provider will record your weight, height, blood pressure, and BMI, as well as screen for cognitive issues and depression and your ability to function safely at home. The provider should give you a 5 to 10 year screening schedule or checklist and health advice and referrals to health education or preventive counseling services or programs aimed at reducing identified risk factors and at promoting wellness.

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