InnovaCare Health, based in Fort Lee, New Jersey, is a provider of managed healthcare services in Puerto Rico. The company offers healthcare services through provider networks, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid. InnovaCare Health’s Medicare Advantage plans the only ones in Puerto Rico to earn the Commendable Accreditation from the National Committee for Quality Assurance.
The Director, President, and Chief Executive of InnovaCare Health is Dr. Richard A. Shinto, also known as Rick. Dr. Shinto career in health care has spanned over 30 years with experience in both management and as a practicing physician. In addition to working as an Internist and Pulmonologist, he as served at the executive level for a number of companies including Aveta Inc., Medical Pathways Management Company, North American Medical Management of Illinois, Inc, MMM Healthcare, Inc., and PMC Medicare Choice Inc. Dr. Shinto earned his bachelor’s degree at the University of California, Irvine, and his degree in medicine from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He earned his MBA at the University of Redlands.
Another leader at InnovaCare Health is Chief Administrative Officer Penelope Kokkinides. Kokkinides rejoined Innovacare in July 2015 after leaving the company for a year and a half while she worked as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Centerlight Health System. Penelope Kokkinides also has a wealth of career experience in the healthcare field as she has served over 20 years in various positions. Among the positions she has held are the Vice President of Disease Management at UnitedHealthcare for 10 years. She has also worked as the Vice President of Clinical Operations at Aveta, Inc. and the Chief Operating Officer at Touchstone-Health HMO, Inc. Visit Bloomberg.com for more info on Penelope Kokkinides.
Penelope Kokkinides return to InnovaCare Health was announced in July 2016 along with Mike Sortino joining the company as Chief Accounting Officer. Sortino has over 20 years of experience in the insurance industry including stints at Samsung Fire & Marine Co., HCC Specialty, and Houston Casualty Company. The announcement also describes Penelope Kokkinides wealth of knowledge and experience working with Medicaid and Medicare as well as her specialties in developing clinical programs, managing processes, and improving efficiencies.
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