More than 105,000 Dayton residents are able to pay for medical services thanks to the federal Medicare program. If you want to learn more about Medicare in your area, there are plenty of resources available to guide your search.
If you are a disabled adult or a senior over the age of 65, you may qualify for Medicare coverage. The program is broken down into four parts, each of which helps patients to pay for different health services.
Part A covers the cost of staying in a medical facility such as a hospital, nursing home or hospice ward. Medicare Part A also covers certain home health services.
Part B shares the cost of outpatient services and physician visits with patients, covering expenses such as medical supplies, lab tests, and preventative care.
Part C allows patients to choose from one of several Medicare Advantage insurance plans. These policies are offered by private insurance companies that contract with Medicare to provide patients with comprehensive health coverage, including Part A & Part B benefits.
Part D helps patients to reduce their pharmaceutical bill by covering the cost of prescription medication.
In 2014 there were 107,411 Medicare beneficiaries living in Montgomery County.
The average age of Montgomery County residents on Medicare was 70 in 2014.
36% of Montgomery County Medicare spending helps to pay for inpatient care.
10% of Montgomery County Medicare spending goes to skilled care for nursing home patients.
8% of Montgomery County Medicare spending pays for access to in-home care
Dayton area Medicare services are overseen by the Chicago Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Representatives work with individuals, communities, state officials and healthcare professionals to provide assistance and educational resources to Ohio Medicare beneficiaries. Chicago’s regional office also helps out beneficiaries living in Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Chicago Region 4 Office 233 North Michigan Avenue, Suite 600 Chicago, Illinois 60601 (312) 886-6432
Ample parking is available nearby, but Dayton residents who prefer public transit are in luck. The South Water (Mid) & Michigan bus stop is right next to the Chicago office and is accessible via the 4 or the 124 bus line. Visitors can also take the brown, orange, purple, green or pink train line to the Randolph/Wabash or the State/Lake ‘L’ metro station, both of which are about a five minute walk from the regional office.
Finding a Medicare provider is easier than ever thanks to convenient online resources that are available 24 hours a day. Program beneficiaries can look up Medicare certified doctors, nursing homes, home health agencies and dialysis centers within their neighborhood and see what services each location offers. Patients can also compare practices and health facilities based on quality ratings awarded by the Medicare program. Dayton area seniors and disabled adults with Internet access can find dozens of world-class care providers located throughout the city at just the click of a button.
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