InnovaCare Health’s CEO, Richard Shinto, and other officials announced their participation in the innovative Health Care Payment plan dubbed Learning and Action Network (LAN). LAN is a private-public partnership, which seeks to shift the U.S. health payment system towards models that focus on quality and not quantity. As a committed partner of LAN, InnovaCare Health supports the plan’s objective of accelerating the transition from outdated payment models to more efficient ones.
The InnovaCare Healthcare management said that it supported LAN’s goal of embracing Alternate Payment Methods (APMs) moving forward. Already its committed partners include 100 organizations from non-profit, public, and private sectors.
Richard Shinto is InnovaCare Health’s CEO and President. Shinto holds academic degrees from University of California (Bachelor of Science), State University of New York (medical degree), and the University of Redlands (M.B.A.). He is also a respected author with several medical and healthcare articles published under his name.
Shinto is a 20-year veteran in operational and clinical health care. He started his medical career in Southern California as a practicing internist and pulmonologist. He has worked in different management capacities in healthcare organizations like Cal Optima Health Plan, MedPartners, NAMM California, and Aveta Inc.
Penelope Kokkinides was appointed InnovaCare Health’s Chief Administrative Officer in 2015. She previously worked as the Chief Operating Officer at both InnovaCare Health and Aveta Inc. She has been working in the managed healthcare industry for over 20 years and amassed a lot of experience in the field. She also has extensive knowledge in the development of managed healthcare processes and clinical programs. She focuses on increasing operating efficiencies and improving organizational infrastructure according to Ideamensch.
Kokkinides has also served as Centerlight HealthCare’s V.P and Chief Operating Officer. At the firm, she was tasked with strategic direction and overall management of its managed care division. Additionally, she has worked for Touchstone Health and AmeriChoice. She has an undergraduate degree in classical languages and biological sciences, a Columbia University public health degree as well as a post-masters’ degree (alcohol and substance abuse) and a master’s degree (biological sciences) from New York University. View her infographic resume at Vizualize.Me.
InnovaCare Health provides first-rate managed health care services in Puerto Rico and North America. The company has focused on Provider Networks, Medicaid Programs, and Medicare Advantage. It creates sustainable models that are fully integrated with technology and are cost-effective. The company’s mission is to redefine healthcare management in North America to meet the needs and challenges of the present complex healthcare environment.