University HealthCare Alliance

June 03, 2019

Coding Corner | Initial Preventive Physical Examination & Annual Wellness Visits

The Initial Preventive Physical Examination (IPPE) is also known as the “Welcome to Medicare Preventive Visit.” The goals of the IPPE are health promotion, disease prevention, and detection.

Medicare pays for one IPPE per beneficiary per lifetime for beneficiaries within the first 12 months of the effective date of the beneficiary’s first Medicare Part B coverage period.

Click here to learn more on how to effectively code for this visit.