InnovaCare is the leader in the provision of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Plans, as well as physician practice services. The company has shown consistent commitments towards providing quality health care through the creation of cost-effective and sustainable models that take full advantage of the most recent technologies.
InnovaCare runs two Medicare Advantage plans – PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare – in Puerto Rico. Both plans enjoy a membership base of close to 200,000 people served by a network made up of over 7500 providers.
The company is presently under the leadership of Richard A. Shinto, M.D who serves as the CEO, the president, as well as the director. He is also the CEO at MMM Healthcare, Inc. Before joining InnovaCare, Rick Shinto worked as the CEO of PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare, Inc., and in the same capacity at Aveta Inc.
Doctor Rick Shinto, as he is popularly known, boasts of an extensive experience in both clinical and operational healthcare in the world of managed care. At NAMM California, Rick served as the chief medical officer.
Before joining NAMM, he was the COO and CMO at Medical Pathways Management Company. He has worked in other companies such as MedPartners (between 1996 and 1997) and Cal Optima Health Plan in California’s Orange County. He began his career as an internist and pulmonologist in southern California. Rick Shinto graduated from the University of California at Irvine, with Bachelor of Science and a medical degree from State University of New York, Stony Brook. He holds an MBA from the University of Redlands. Read this article at Open Minds.
The chief administrative officer of InnovaCare Health is Penelope Kokkinides – she rejoined the firm in June 2015. She had served the company earlier in the capacity of a chief operating officer and the vice president of Clinical Operations. Just like Dr. Rick Shinto, Penelope has more than 20 years’ experience in the healthcare industry with a focus on government programs (Medicaid and Medicare) as well as the managed care industry. Penelope boasts of vast knowledge and expertise in the creation of clinical programs and the management of healthcare operations and processes – specializing in the improvement of efficiencies and infrastructure of organizations.
In an interview with ideas mensch, she said that she could not clearly define her typical day as it is never the same. Penelope travels a lot and is constantly in search of ways to help her remain productive. She is usually more productive while in the air attributing it to the fact that it is the most peaceful part of her day. When asked how she brings ideas to life, Penelope said that she delights in having a fantastic team with a great synergy that makes it possible for them to bring the fronted ideas to life.
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