Utilizing geriatric assessments to fulfill the medicare annual wellness visits

Ming Jang*, Rachel K. Miller, Lee A. Lindquist

*Corresponding author for this work

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Considering that most older adult patients are medically complex with multiple chronic medical issues, an astute clinician needs to understand that there are key geriatric issues that are important. Identifying hearing loss can be life changing if identified and treated. Screening a patient’s balance and recommending physical therapy can potentially avoid a devastating fall with hip fracture and hospitalization. This chapter reviews the components of the comprehensive geriatric assessment, a mainstay of geriatrics, and also explores what aspects fit into the Medicare Annual Wellness Visit.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNew Directions in Geriatric Medicine
Subtitle of host publicationConcepts, Trends, and Evidence-Based Practice
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9783319281377
ISBN (Print)9783319281353
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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