AKRON, Ohio, August 3, 2021 – SummaCare has announced that Cleveland Clinic is joining its extensive Medicare Advantage provider network effective August 1. Under terms of the agreement, SummaCare Medicare members will have access to approximately 6,000 Cleveland Clinic physicians and providers across all northeast Ohio locations including Cleveland Clinic Akron General.
The addition of Cleveland Clinic Akron General means members will have access to both of Akron’s Level 1 adult trauma centers. In total, SummaCare’s Medicare Advantage network will now be comprised of more than 22,000 providers and more than 75 hospitals throughout 31 counties in Ohio.
“We’re pleased to add Cleveland Clinic and its providers to our Medicare Advantage provider network,” said Bill Epling, SummaCare president. “Our partnership underscores our shared commitment to quality and excellence in healthcare. We look forward to working closely together and collaborating on new and innovative opportunities to further improve the health and wellness of our members.”
“Cleveland Clinic is committed to a strong partnership with SummaCare that supports our mission of increasing access to world-class, value-based in-network care,” said Robert Lorenz, MD, Executive Medical Director of Market and Network Services from Cleveland Clinic. “We are focused on creating healthier communities everywhere we have a presence, and proud to extend our services to SummaCare members in a collaborative fashion.”
Existing SummaCare Medicare members will have access to Cleveland Clinic providers and facilities beginning August 1. People aging into Medicare can visit www.summacare.com or call 888.464.8440 or TTY at 800.750.0750 for more information. In addition, the annual enrollment period for 2022 Medicare coverage will run from Oct. 15, 2021 through Dec. 7, 2021.
This year SummaCare earned a 4-Star Quality Rating (out of 5) from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services based on its performance in key areas such as customer service, wellness, disease management and responsiveness. In addition, 96 percent of members renew each year.
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