InnovaCare Health (InnovaCare) is a provider of Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans. InnovaCare’s mission is to redefine Healthcare management. InnovaCare prides itself in providing cost-effective health care which is accessible to the average person. As such, InnovaCare offers less expensive health care options without sacrificing quality of service. InnovaCare employs a staff of approximately 1304.
InnovaCare’s quality health care is considered efficient, its physicians are results-oriented and its management teams dedicated to managed care and sustainable healthcare services. InnovaCare Puerto Rico affiliates offer MMM Healthcare Inc. and PMC Medicare Choice Inc. with a membership base of nearly 200,000 individuals served by a network of more than 7,500 providers. Further, InnovaCare Health manages two Medicaid plans in Puerto Rico, within the Government Health Plan (GHP).
InnvoCare has received accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). NCQA is a non-profit independent organization which assesses and reports on the quality of healthcare plans, such as InnovaCare. InnovaCare’s quality assurance of service has proven to meet or is beyond NCQA’s guidelines and participates in the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN).
Since 2012, Richard Shinto, M.D., MBA has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare, Inc. in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Dr. Shinto was granted a B.A. from the University of California at Irvine, and the State University of New York at Stony Brook awarded him a medical degree. He received a business education (M.B.A.) from the University of Redlands. Dr. Shinto trained as a pulmonologist and internist and practiced Pulmonary and Internal Medicine in California. Check out zoominfo.com
In Dr. Shinto’s prior position, he acted a the President and Chief Executive Officer of Aveta Inc., and at Aveta, he received the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Award for New Jersey. He also was awarded the Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Minority Health Care Executives.
On July 28, 2016, InnovaCare announced three new leaders, one of whom was Penelope Kokkinides who rejoined InnvoCare as its Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare. Before rejoining InnovaCare, she served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight HealthCare
Ms. Kokkinides holds a B.A. in biological sciences from Binghamton University, and two master’s degrees, one in social work from New York University in public health and the other from Columbia University School of Public Health. Additionally, she obtained a postmaster’s degree in alcohol and substance abuse. You can visit their Facebook page.