Wellness Steps Spotlight: Biometric screening and well visit

Cassie Wilson, assistant director, Employee Wellness

In this article we will learn more about two specific steps of Healthy Miami’s Premium Discount Program:

Annual Biometric Screening & Primary Care Physician (PCP) Well Visit

Who is eligible?

  • Faculty, staff, and spouses enrolled in Miami’s health plan are eligible to participate in the Premium Discount Program which include “steps” for completing a voluntary biometric screening and PCP well visit. Screenings are offered onsite at the Employee Health Center as well as at the regional campuses by appointment through your Healthy Miami portal and if you are looking for a PCP, UMR’s Plan Advisor (1-866-936-6003) can assist you with finding a provider and making the appointment.
    • In 2017, 59% (2,214) individuals participated in the Healthy Miami biometric screening and followed up with a PCP Well Visit.

What is a “Biometric” screening and “PCP Well Visit”?

  • Biometric Screening - An annual screening includes a measurement of your blood pressure, height, weight, and a fasting blood draw. Schedule your biometric screening through your Healthy Miami account before November 15th. The screening takes less than 30 minutes to complete.
  • PCP Well Visit - A well visit consists of a physical exam, a review of your biometric screening results, discussion of your overall health, and applicable preventive cancer screenings. If you are looking for a PCP, UMR’s Plan Advisor (1-866-936-6003) can assist you with finding a provider and making the appointment.
  • The biometric screening and PCP well visit are both covered at 100% via the Miami health plan, there is no out-of-pocket cost.

Why are these “steps” important?

  • Knowing your biometric screening numbers and reviewing them with your PCP is an important annual discussion.These steps help you and your doctor to review what is going well with your health status and discuss any health risks that may require attention. Routine preventive health screenings are covered at 100% by the Miami health plan and play a key role in the early detection of any health risks and prevention/treatment of conditions like heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and cancer.

How do I get started?

  • Biometric screenings are offered at the Miami Employee Health Center in Oxford plus Hamilton and Middletown campuses. Schedule a screening via your Healthy Miami account under the “Upcoming Events” section. Screening results will be sent to your PCP and point will be awarded in your Healthy Miami account within 3-4 weeks of completion.
  • Or talk with your PCP about getting “routine” lab work and submit those results to TriHealth using the Alternate Biometric Screening Form. Your screening results will be awarded in your Healthy Miami account within 3-4 weeks of completion.
  • Contact your PCP to schedule your Well Visit before November 15. Miami's health plan covers one well visit at 100% per member per calendar year. You do not need to wait 365+ days from your last well visit. The point for this step can only be awarded with your completion of the Health Plan Provider Consent form and after the claim has processed through the health plan. After the provider consent form has been signed, you don’t have any other paperwork to complete and your point will be awarded in your Healthy Miami account within 4 weeks.

Important Notes

Contact your Benefits & Wellness team with any questions at 513-529-3492 or healthandwellbeing@miamioh.edu.