SummaCare, University Hospitals forge Medicare collaboration

Tuesday, September 12, 2017
AKRON – Building on a relationship that has been in place since 2007, SummaCare and University Hospitals (UH) today announced a new collaborative agreement to co-brand existing SummaCare Medicare products in markets where UH facilities are located. Known as University Hospitals Medicare Advantage from SummaCare, the collaborative agreement highlights the trusted reputations of SummaCare’s 22-year-old Medicare Advantage plans and UH’s comprehensive network of high-quality providers.
 
The collaborative agreement was designed to encourage the health plan, hospitals and doctors to provide coordinated, holistic care, rather than traditional, fee-for-service health care. This approach leads to improved health outcomes for patients and members. As part of the agreement, UH will provide dedicated care managers and coordination services, in collaboration with SummaCare, to assist members with utilizing benefits and taking advantage of opportunities to lead healthier lives.
 
“This is a vital collaboration that will prove beneficial to both organizations, and most importantly, to our Medicare Advantage members,” said Anne Armao, SummaCare vice president, Marketing and Consumer Engagement. “We expect our members to achieve improved quality of care, better health outcomes and an overall outstanding patient experience.”

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