Dr. Richard “Rick” Shinto, M.D. currently serves as Chief Executive Officer and President at InnovaCare Health Solutions, and as CEO of InnovaCare subsidiary MMM Healthcare, Inc. InnovaCare Health is a U.S. corporation using technology to find innovative, affordable, and sustainable healthcare solutions.
Dr. Shinto received his medical degree from the State University of New York, with an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands and began his medical practice as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. With more than 20 years of operational experience in managed healthcare, Dr. Shinto brings with him an extensive expertise in managed healthcare. He previously served as:
* CEO of Aveta Inc., of North American Medical Management of Illinois, Inc.,
* Chief Medical Officer of North American Medical Management California, Inc. (NAMM California),
* Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company (PMC),
* Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners, and
* Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan in Orange County, California.
InnovaCare Health provides Medicare and Medicaid healthcare services through its two main divisions: Provider Networks, and Medicare Advantage Programs. Their goal is to transform healthcare management using modern technology.
InnovaCare Health’s two major programs serving Puerto Rico include Preferred Medicare Choice (PMC) and MMM Healthcare. Through these two programs, InnovaCare serves over 200,000 registered members. InnovaCare’s Medicare Advantage healthcare plan has been accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA).
InnovaCare recently announced their role as a committed Partner in the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), a partnership between the government and private providers intended to hasten the conversion to a healthcare payment model based on quality and not quantity. InnovaCare Health has set also goals to support payment reform by a set percentage of U.S. health care payments to Alternate Payment Methods (APMs) within a workable time frame.
Joining Dr. Shinto at the helm of InnovaCare Health is the Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides. Penelope holds a B.S. in biological sciences from Binghamton University; a master’s in social work from New York University, and a second master’s in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health. She 20 years of healthcare experience in strategic direction in managed care.
Penelope believes that the cooperation of Healthcare organizations will ensure the success of alternate payment methods and that with so many supporters, reform will spread across the industry.