Seniors are working, living longer and enjoying their life more than ever before.
Seniors are seeing the best quality of care and attention for staying healthy.
Increasingly they are selected Medicare Advantage plans for their Medicare coverage.
More than half of the seniors
cared for by COPC physicians believe Medicare Advantage plans are the
best choice. As they learn more and see their physician and care team,
they have come to appreciate the additional benefits and services that
are included with these plans. COPC senior patients are entitled to
more services, through the COPC Senior Care Advantage program.
Unlike most Medicare Advantage plans, where the extra clinical coordination
services that are provided by the health plan can seem disorganized and
challenging to navigate, patients enrolled in the COPC Senior Care Advantage
program receive a higher level of coordination and clinical services provided
by their COPC primary care physician’s team–the team that they already know
and trust. The patient’s team has full access to their history of care,
medical records, medications, their special needs and requests.
Nowhere else in Ohio is this model of care available to patients.
Enrolling in COPC Senior Care Advantage is Easy
Patients turning 65 years of age are eligible to select a Medicare
Advantage plan. Upon identifying your COPC primary care physician, you
are automatically enrolled in the COPC Senior Care Advantage program.
First‐time Medicare beneficiaries have what is called an Initial
Enrollment Period. This period starts three months prior to your 65th
birthday, includes your birth month, and extends three months after your
birth month. It’s important to enroll during this time. If you do not
enroll during the Initial Enrollment Period, you may incur late fees or
have to wait until the General Enrollment Period between January 1 to
March 31 of the following year.
Patients who have previously turned 65 and opted for coverage through
traditional Medicare, can select Medicare Advantage coverage every year
during the Medicare Annual Election Period, which runs from October 15 –
If you are interested in learning more about the COPC Senior Care Advantage
program or securing a referral to a licensed insurance agent who frequently
works with COPC patients and who can discuss your Medicare coverage options
with you, please contact the COPC Senior Care Advantage Medicare Advisor at
Benefits of COPC Senior Care Advantage
COPC’s vision is to provide a responsive, seamless model of care for their
senior patients and the COPC Senior Care Advantage program includes the
Comprehensive wellness exam
is performed annually for all COPC Senior Care Advantage patients to
ensure a complete, accurate and updated assessment of the patient’s
medical conditions and social support needs.
Access to a high level of service, through Transitions of
Care nurses, for patients who are hospitalized and need a well planned and comfortable transition back home.
Access to a team of social workers and care coordinators who will
assist your COPC primary care doctor in providing you with the best care
to keep you living as healthy, safe and independent life as possible.
Patients needing extra assistance with newly diagnosed or complex medical
conditions, recent hospitalizations, concerns with balance or recent falls,
multiple medications, or challenges with increased fatigue, memory loss,
bathing, shopping, or nutrition may benefit from these services.
Unique to this program is the fact that COPC physicians have access
to the costs and outcomes for all of your health care, not just the care
provided by your COPC physician. This allows your COPC primary care
physician to help you make more informed decisions about the specialists
you choose, test and procedures and identifying the best location for the
healthcare services you need.
Our SameDay Centers deliver excellent care that’s a cut above the typical
Emergency Room and Urgent Care experience. By choosing one of our SameDay
Centers, you can be seen after traditional hours or when your regular
physician is unable to see you that same day. Click
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