Historically Low Medicare Advantage Premiums for 2021
Trump Administration Announces Historically Low Medicare Advantage Premiums ahead of the 2021 Annual Enrollment Period.
Ahead of the annual Medicare Open Enrollment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced that the average 2021 premiums for Medicare Advantage plans are expected to decline 34.2 percent from 2017 while plan choice, benefits, and enrollment continue to increase. The Medicare Advantage average monthly premium will be the lowest in 14 years, since 2007, for the over 26 million Medicare beneficiaries projected to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan for 2021.
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Primary care doctors look at payment overhaul after pandemic disruption
Kaiser Health News quotes Dr. T. Larry Blosser, Medical Director for Outpatient Services at COPC, about how primary care physicians were better off with value-based care during the pandemic. Read more about the story that appeared on Chicago Tribune.
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12 Factors That Put You At "Severe Risk" For COVID-19
There are many factors that put you at “severe risk” for COVID-19. Dr. Robert Stone, MD of Central Ohio Primary Care says age can be one of them since incidence of hypertension and cardiovascular disease is greater. Read this article to learn more about these risk factors.
COPC Showing Great Success with Telehealth
COPC CEO, Dr. Bill Wulf, Helps Explain Benefits of a Medicare Advantage Plan
Dr. Bill Wulf, CEO of Central Ohio Primary Care and Scott Miller, President of Seniority Benefits Group discuss key differences between Original Medicare and Medicare Advantage.
60 Strong Calendar Celebrates and Embraces Those in Their Golden Years
Bill Wulf, M.D., CEO of COPC, joined Bill Davidge, Columbus 60 Strong Ambassador, Multiple Myeloma survivor and Columbus Blue Jacket Broadcast Analyst, for an interview about the 60 Strong program on NBC4’s “Daytime Columbus Show.” The 60 Strong initiative is a collaboration between COPC and agilon health to introduce COPC Senior Care Advantage, which offers seamless and greater coordination of healthcare for seniors. Bill Davidge and 12 other inspiring Ambassadors, who have overcome extraordinary challenges, are featured on a 2019 calendar of Columbus activities and events. They serve as spokespersons to other seniors about the importance of staying positive and making health a priority.
Ohio Sixty Somethings Who Are Overcoming Adversity: Paying Health Forward
The pages of the calendar reveal a new year and new opportunities…and for many Baby Boomers, “take better care of myself” is likely on their 2019 resolution list. Exemplifying that is a dynamic group of Ohio 60 somethings...
COPC Physician Promotes Eating Fruits and Veggies to Promote Health
Joseph McKelvey slid some kale from his cutting board into a colander and moved on to chopping up butternut squash.
The December afternoon marked the first time the 64-year-old retiree was making butternut squash and kale soup, a recipe he learned from “Real Men Cook and Eat Vegetables,” a program of the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center.
COPC Physician Satisfaction Equals Consumer Loyalty to Esteemed Brands
At a time when substantial numbers of primary care physicians are disgruntled about their work environment and physician burnout reaches an all-time high, the physicians at Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC) are more satisfied and loyal than customers of some of the nation’s most beloved corporations.
A recent survey of COPC physicians showed their Net Promoter Score of 85 is higher than Apple and Southwest Airlines. In fact, the only constituents who appear to be more loyal than COPC physicians are the owners of a Tesla automobile...