Medicare Annual Wellness Visit Consulting

Improve capture and close care gaps for high-value visits

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Our EHR consulting engagements include:

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit (AWV) is a yearly preventative care visit offered at no cost to all Medicare Part B beneficiaries. The purpose of the visit is to identify patient risk factors and plan for future preventative service needs. This visit is well reimbursed and can be conducted by any licensed health professional or a team of professionals, under the direct supervision of a physician. While the AWV is recognized as an important benefit, 82.3% of Medicare beneficiaries did not receive an AWV in 2015.

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A comprehensive strategy accelerates the adoption of AWV capture

How we help

Clinovations, a division of Advisory Board Consulting, works side-by-side with health systems to improve AWV capture and close care gaps identified during the AWV. Our comprehensive approach results in:

  • Enhanced care delivery and population health
  • Efficient utilization of clinical and non-clinical resources
  • Optimization of existing EHR functionality and workflows
  • Increased patient engagement and alignment
  • Capture of direct revenue for delivery of the AWV in addition to indirect financial incentives through the delivery of appropriate screening, diagnostic, and therapeutic services

Across the country, our consultants and clinical leaders are working with health systems to improve clinician engagement, produce measurable improvements in clinical quality and boost financial performance. Our capabilities include:

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Alexandra Povlishock
Vice President

Alexandra Povlishock is a vice president at Clinovations, a division of Advisory Board Consulting, specializing in electronic health record (EHR) optimization and governance. With more than seven years of experience, she brings to Clinovations an expertise in hospital operations, project management, and IT implementation and optimization.



John Kontor, MD
Executive Vice President

John leads EHR implementation, optimization, and population health and value-based care operations efforts. His unique perspective comes from his IDN experience in multiple executive roles, including Chief Medical Information Officer (CMIO), VP of Medical Affairs, and Medical Director of two employed physician networks.



Steve Strode
Senior Vice President

Steve leads Clinovations’ ambulatory sector, bringing more than 23 years of health administration and management consulting experience to Advisory Board. His expertise is focused in the areas of practice management, outpatient strategy and operations, and system implementation and optimization.




Brad Howard, MD, MBA
Executive Medical Director

Brad’s EHR optimization expertise is focused on physician efficiency and care improvement. As a former CMIO, he has led the implementation and optimization of multiple EHR platforms in inpatient and ambulatory sites to achieve Meaningful Use and clinical transformation.




Rob Barras
Senior Vice President

Rob Barras is senior vice president of Clinovations within Advisory Board Consulting, responsible for leading pursuits on EHR planning, optimization, implementation and go-live solutions.





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