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10/14/2021 | Press release | Archived content

SummaCare's Medicare Advantage Plan Earns 4.5-Star Rating From the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Date: 10/14/2021

AKRON, Ohio, October 14, 2021- SummaCare announced today its Medicare Advantage plan has been recognized with a 4.5-Star (out of 5) overall rating for 2022 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The new rating is an increase from SummaCare's 4-Star rating in 2021 and underscores the company's commitment to providing quality products and services to its Medicare members.

The annual quality ratings help consumers determine how well a health plan is performing in areas such as:

  • How satisfied members are with the health plan
  • How effective the health plan assists its providers in prevention and detection of illnesses
  • How well the health plan maintains the overall well-being of its members
  • How quickly the health plan responds to members' needs in regards to receiving care and addressing members' concerns, including appeals

"Star ratings are important for consumers during this time of year, when many people are choosing their Medicare Advantage plans for 2022," said Dr. Charles A. Zonfa, SummaCare chief medical officer. "This increase in our star rating to a 4.5 is a result of the hard work and dedication from everyone across the organization with one focus in mind, ensuring our members are satisfied and stay year after year."

For more information on the SummaCare Medicare Advantage plans for 2022, please call 888.354.1605 (TTY 800.750.0750). You may also visit SummaCare's website for more information, summacare.com.

About SummaCare Medicare

SummaCare Medicare has been in Northeast Ohio since 1996 and has more than 22,000 members in northern Ohio. SummaCare's Medicare Advantage plans have an extensive network of more than 22,000 providers and 75 hospitals.

SummaCare is an HMO and HMO-POS plan with Medicare contract. Enrollment in SummaCare depends upon contract renewal. Every year, Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system.

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