Before joining InnovaCare Health as President and CEO, Dr. Richard Shinto was CEO of MMM Healthcare (Medicare y Mucho Más of Puerto Rico) and president and CEO of Aveta, Inc., one of the largest managed health care services companies. Dr. Shinto also served as CEO of Northern American Medical Management and before that COO and Chief Medical Officer of Medical Pathways Management Company and he was Corporate Vice President of Medical Management of MedPartners before he was Chief Medical Officer of Cal Optima Health Plan (Medicaid) in California. He has also served on several healthcare affiliated boards. Dr. Shinto has won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year in the service category of the State of New Jersey as well as Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare Award from Modern Healthcare in 2018, among other awards.
With more than 20 years healthcare experience, specialized in Medicare and Medicaid, Penelope Kokkinides has returned to InnovaCare Health as Chief Administrative Officer after having been COO of Aveta, Inc. and previously serving as COO of InnovaCare Health. Penelope was Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Centerlght Healthcare and formerly she was COO of Touchstone Health. Ms. Kokkinides served as Corporate Vice President of Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice.
As well as Penelope Kokkinides joining InnovaCare Health in July 2016, Dr. Shinto announced the addition of Jonathan Meyers as Chief Actuary Officer and Mike Sortino as Chief Accounting Officer.
In late 2016 InnovaCare Health along with Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new model of medical payment in which patients are enabled to pay for healthcare pursuant to the quality of service that creates incentives for hospitals to increase the quality of care while reducing costs. HHS has proposed the Quality Payment Program whereby three new healthcare models will bundle payment models for cardiac care, hip surgery and other surgeries as well as increasing cardiac rehab usage.
Innovacare provides quality managed care centered on the patient and delivering a strong patient-provider relationship utilizing innovative medical practices to provide excellent care and efficiency. Quality healthcare is goal number one.
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