When it comes to finding the best-managed care solutions and working with companies like Medicare and Medicaid, no company does it better that InnovaCare Health. InnovaCare, based in New Jersey, serves over a half a million individuals, and services nearly 100,000 dual-eligible patients as well. They use the most innovative tools on the market, and through the use of data analytics and integrated information technology, InnovaCare Health is able to get the best physicians and best care for the lowest cost to their customers.
InnovaCare Health works with a three-pronged approach in order to get their customers what they need at the lowest cost possible. This approach, implemented by the current CEO, Richard Shinto, calls for the company to consider the implications of their services and work with the local culture, the local leadership, and the governing bodies of their plan providers in order to ensure that the best care is provided for the lowest cost.
Richard Shinto has worked in the managed care sector of the healthcare industry for nearly two decades. He started his career as an internist in Southern California, and after a few years, he decided to move into the Corporate world so that he could help more people than ever before. He worked as the Chief Medical Officer for both the Cal Optima Health Plan and Medical Pathways Management. Shinto also worked for a while as the Vice President of Medical Management for a staffing company working to find the best doctors for patients called MedPartners. Finally, Shinto found himself at Aveta, Inc., a large managed medicine firm. Wanting a change, he moved to InnovaCare Health and has been working to get the best for his patients ever since.
Moving with Shinto from Aveta to InnovaCare was his long-time colleague and talented medical professional Penelope Kokkinides. Kokkinides, like Shinto, has worked in the managed care industry for about 15 years. She has had experience working for large providers like United Health Group and Aveta, and she has made her mark in all of these positions. Kokkinides currently serves as the COO of InnovaCare, and she is showing no signs of stopping her fight to get the 500,000 managed patients the highest-quality, lowest-cost care available.
Both Shinto and Kokkinides have won several accolades for their work. Shinto recently was awarded a spot on the Modern Healthcare Top 25 Minority Executives list in 2018, as well as Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2017. These two powerhouses will help fight for their patients for years to come.