A New Program For COPC Medicare Advantage Patients
COPC Senior Care Advantage is an advanced population
health model designed to deliver higher quality, convenient and
efficient care for our Medicare Advantage patients.
Central Ohio Primary Care
has been on a population health journey over the past few years
and this program will build off our experience and success as
we transition, as many practices must, to value-based care.
Working in partnership with locally operated health plans,
the program will be effective January 1, 2018 enrolling
Medicare Advantage (MA) members that are cared for by a
COPC primary care physician. The health plans, physician
specialists and health system providers participating in
the COPC Senior Care Advantage program will be announced
prior to the start of the Annual Election Period in
For this program, most clinical and administrative services
historically administered by a health plan will now be
transferred and provided by the COPC Senior Care Advantage
COPC care management and disease management programs will enhance programs historically provided by the health plan and will be integrated into the medical care provided by COPC and the consulting specialists, where appropriate.
Network provider contracting will be performed for this program when requested by a participating health plan.
Utilization management and provider credentialing will now be coordinated through COPC Senior Care Advantage.
When requested by the health plan, COPC Senior Care Advantage will also process and pay claims for all healthcare
services provided to patients. Access to claims data will provide the COPC medical team more information on
quality, cost and transparency to better care and manage their patients.
COPC Senior Care Advantage provides educational sessions throughout the year for COPC patients to learn more
about the benefits of Medicare Advantage plans and the benefits of joining the Senior Care Advantage program.
Events are developed and held jointly with current and potential partners.
Patients who select an HMO plan for their Medicare coverage must select a COPC primary care physician in order
to participate in the COPC Senior Care Advantage program. This PCP election should be made at the time of
enrollment. All patients electing Medicare Advantage coverage, regardless of whether it is through a HMO
or PPO plan are encouraged to see their COPC primary care physician for their annual wellness visit as soon
as possible. Not only do patients receive a complimentary gift, but the annual wellness visit is the
best way for seniors to develop their wellness plan in collaboration with their COPC physician. For a
full list of COPC physicians and office locations, please click here.
The COPC Senior Care Advantage program was designed by COPC physicians based on their vision that seamless and greater coordination of care was required to optimally care for their senior patients. The goal is to help patients maintain their best level of health and enjoyment of life.
The program will include many benefits to seniors including:
A comprehensive wellness exam will be performed annually for all COPC Senior Care Advantage patients to ensure a complete, accurate and updated assessment of the patient’s medical conditions, lifestyle and social support needs.
Concierge service for patients who are hospitalized and need guidance and planning for a safe, smooth transition back home.
To promote the importance of the annual wellness exam, as a critical component of care, they will receive a complimentary gift.
To provide full oversight of the patient’s care, referral authorizations and utilization management decisions will be guided and managed by COPC physicians for the COPC Senior Care Advantage program, not insurance company representatives for most participating plans.
The COPC Senior Care Advantage leadership team welcomes collaboration with Medicare advisors,
licensed agents, and health plan representatives to ensure that COPC patients are aware and have
access to resources to understand the benefits of enrolling in the program. We are developing
educational tools for you to use when you discuss Medicare coverage options with your clients
who are also COPC patients.
We will also be providing sponsorship and collaboration opportunities for interested sales partners.
If you would like to be included on our contact list to receive notifications of special events,
collaboration opportunities and downloadable resources, please send us an email with your contact
information to information@COPCAdvantage.com.