Samaritan Professional Corporation (SPC) and Hospice of North Central Ohio (HNCO) have announced a service agreement for medical director coverage at HNCO. Effective August 7, 2015, James Mooney, M.D., began serving as the primary medical director at HNCO. In this role, Dr. Mooney oversees the medical care of HNCO patients, consults with staff, and maintains comfort for end-of-life patients admitted to Hospice House, a 12 bed inpatient unit in Ashland.
One-on-one appointments for Medicare recipients, or individuals applying for Medicare coverage in 2016, are available October 23 from noon to 7:00 p.m. at Samaritan on Main, 663 East Main Street in Ashland. Volunteer counselors and Ohio Department of Insurance staff, trained in Medicare and the Medicare Part D Annual Coordinated Election of Benefits, will: evaluate Medicare recipientís current drug plans; show recipientís their choices of plans; help recipients change their plan for 2016, if they wish; assist recipientís applying for Part D Low Income Subsidy Assistance; assist with Medicare Savings Plan application forms; and provide community resource information.