Through the ongoing changes within the heath care sector, InnovaCare Health has maintained consistency with providing quality care to its members while also controlling costs.
Earlier this year Penelope Kokkinides, Chief Administrative Officer for InnovaCare Health attended a panel discussion at the White House with President Donald Trump. The panel was comprised of eight women in the health care industry which included executives, doctors, nurses and other primary health care professionals. Also, attending the meeting were representatives from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Those who were attendance were chosen as a panel to represent the millions of Americans within the health care system; all of whom play a vital and key role within the infrastructure of health care. The panel discussion was assembled as a proactive and forward-approach towards the federal health care legislation changes that affect all Americans. Learn more about Penelope on Bizjournals.
Ms. Kokkinides provided the open panel with key information regarding the two Medicare Advantage plans that InnovaCare Health has within Puerto Rico. InnovaCare Health serves more than a half million Medicare Advantage members through MMM Healthcare and OMC Medicare Choice. CMS has proposed several changes within 2018 and have made significant budget revisions to government funding within Puerto Rico amounting to over $1 billion since 2011. Ms. Kokkinides spoke to those changes and offered substantial evidence for how CMS could impact the health care system in Puerto Rico by revising its planned payment changes within Medicare Advantage. The discussion led to proactive and positive resolution for InnovaCare Health and its members.
Prior to joining the leadership team within InnovaCare Health, Ms. Kokkinides previously held the position of Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice, a subsidiary of the United Health Group Company. She has more than 20 years of career health care knowledge with expertise in government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Ms. Penelope Kokkinides has provided innovative strategic planning within building the infrastructures needed within a managed care system and within building cost-effective business models for InnovaCare Health. Visit Bloomberg.com for more info on Penelope Kokkinides.
InnovaCare Health’s Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Richard Shinto has led the company in a forward direction since 2012; providing numerous opportunities for the company to strengthen its operations. Dr. Richard Shinto has been in health care for 20 years and previously served as a Medical Officer for NAMM of California. He is a licensed clinical practitioner and author of several publications regarding health care.