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SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage Plan Nationally Recognized

Date: 11.03.2011
Contact: Erica Rosenthal Phone: (330) 375-3052

Contact: Erica Rosenthal, Phone: (330) 375-3052, Email: rosenthale@summahealth.org         

Akron, Ohio, Nov. 3, 2011SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage plan was nationally recognized with a 4.5 Star rating for 2012 in the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS) Medicare Star Quality Rating System. SummaCare is one of two health plans in Ohio to receive this rating.

The Medicare Star Quality Rating System rates plans on a 1-5 star scale based on 50 quality measures across five categories, including staying healthy, managing chronic conditions, member satisfaction, customer service and pharmacy services.

“We are proud to receive this recognition, as it shows our continued commitment to providing our members with excellent Medicare products and services,” said Jim Loveless, vice president for Medicare and individual products at SummaCare. “The Medicare Star Quality Rating System is an important tool that we recommend people consider when selecting a Medicare Advantage plan.”

Additional information about SummaCare and its Medicare Advantage plan can be obtained by calling 330-996-8410 or 800-996-8411.

About SummaCare
Established in 1993, SummaCare offers a full line of health plans including PPO plans and Medicare Advantage plans plus life, dental and vision plans.  Through its extensive network of more than 7,000 providers and more than 50 hospitals, SummaCare offers coverage to nearly 200,000 members. SummaCare is the only plan recognized in Ohio by the Health Industries Research Company as a health plan with the most effective disease management programs for asthma, heart failure and diabetes.

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About Summa Health System
Summa Health System is one of the largest integrated healthcare delivery systems in Ohio. Encompassing a network of hospitals, community health centers, a health plan, a physician-hospital organization, a multi-specialty physician organization, research and multiple foundations, Summa is nationally renowned for excellence in patient care and for exceptional approaches to healthcare delivery. Summa's clinical services are consistently recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (Magnet status), U.S. News and World Report, Thomson Reuters and The Leapfrog Group. Summa also is a founding partner of the Austen BioInnovation Institute in Akron. For more information, visit www.summahealth.org or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/summahealth and Twitter at www.twitter.com/summahealth.

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