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SummaCare Selects Burgess Software As Its Comprehensive Medicare Pricing Solution
Date:1/6/2009

ALEXANDRIA, Va., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SummaCare signs three-year software contract with Burgess, recognized as an industry leader in Medicare reimbursement solutions.

Under the new agreement, SummaCare will use the Burgess Reimbursement System (BRS) to assist in pricing Medicare Advantage claims for professional, inpatient, outpatient, and post-acute care services. Burgess will also deliver application-specific Medicare payment policy support and education services.

Tim Ketchum, Director of Financial Analysis, of SummaCare says: "In one interface, my organization can access current, comprehensive Medicare-data, and accurately price claims using BRS." Greg Burgess, president and founder of Burgess noted: "We greatly appreciate SummaCare's choice of BRS to accurately configure and automate claims payment for their product-specific network contracting needs."

Established in 1993, SummaCare offers a full line of health plans including PPO plans, HMO plans and Point-of-Service plans and Medicare POS plans plus life, dental and vision plans. Through its extensive network of over more than 7,000 providers and more than 50 hospitals, SummaCare offers coverage to more than 115,000 members throughout northern Ohio. SummaCare is recognized for outstanding product offerings and customer service by U.S. News & World Report.

Burgess specializes in the design and delivery of comprehensive Medicare-based software, consulting and education products and services. Founded in 1996, Burgess clients include Health Plans, Providers and Medical Technology Companies. Burgess Reimbursement System (BRS) has been in production for eleven years and maintains 100% client retention. For more information, visit: www.burgessgroup.com


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