What Makes a Wellness Exam Free?

Thursday, 27 May 2021

Wellness Exam

Did you know that you have access to a FREE annual preventative exam through your health insurance plan?

Yep, it’s true!

It’s a great incentive to make sure you’re being proactive about taking care of your body and your long-term health.

We know that the term “free” can, at times, be too good to be true. Which is why you may be scratching your head and wondering, what’s the catch?

Sometimes, if you’re not prepared, this free wellness exam can turn into an office visit and cost you more out of pocket than you expected.

A wellness exam must be coded by the doctor as PREVENTATIVE and not DIAGNOSTIC in order for it to be free of charge.

For something be coded as “preventative” you must go into your wellness exam without any symptoms or pre-existing conditions or illnesses.

Just make sure that the next time you schedule your wellness exam, you keep in mind the difference between “preventative” and “diagnostic” and how to plan accordingly for each one.
If you have any questions or need more information on this topic, please call Clevenger Insurance today at 574-267-2181!

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