InnovaCare Health is a leading provider of Medicare Advantage plans and physician practice services. Medicare advantage plans, also known as Medicare private health plans, contract with the federal government. They are paid a fixed amount per person to provide their clients with Medicare benefits. The three most common types of Medicare Advantage Plans are: Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs), Preferred Provider Organizations (PPOs), and Private-For-Fee-Service (PFFS).
Health Maintenance Organizations are private companies that are paid by the federal government to provide individuals with Medicare-covered health benefits. Some of them provide additional benefits like vision and hearing care. Medicare Preferred Provider Organizations are Medicare Advantage Plans. The client is responsible for paying a set copay for in-network providers. In addition to providing Medicare benefits, some PPOs may provide additional benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t cover like dental and vision care. Private-For-Fee-Service plans are Medicare Advantage Plans that a person can enroll in a different way to obtain their Medicare benefits. These plans have to all services that a person would get under Original Medicare. Inpatient services is Part A and outpatient services is Part B. There are certain physicians practice services that are covered by Medicare Advantage Plans.
Medicare Advantage Plans have to cover all of the services that Original Medicare must cover except for care people receive when they are dying. Original Medicare will cover the expense of this care even if a person has a Medicare Advantage Plan. No matter what Medicare Advantage Plan a person has, a client is covered for emergency and urgent care. The plan can choose not to cover the expense of services that are not medically necessary A Medicare Advantage Plan might provide other services such as vision, hearing, dental, and/other health and wellness programs. As I mentioned, InnovaCare is a leading provider of Medicare Advantage plans and physician practice services.
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InnovaCare Health is a leading provider of managed health care services in North America. They have two key avenues of care, Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage. They are committed to providing quality healthcare that is sustainable, affordable, and providing the latest technology in medical care. They have a staff that is very dedicated to their clients. Two of these staff members are Dr. Richard Shinto (InnovaCare’s President and Chief Executive Officer) and Penelope Kokkinides the Chief Administrator of InnovaCare.
Dr. Richard Shinto is presently the President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare. For over twenty years, he has worked in clinical and operational managed care. Other positions he has held are: Chief Medical Officer of NAMM California, CEO of Aveta, and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. Rick Shinto also was the Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners and Chief Medical Officer of Cal Optima Health Plan in California. He started out his medical career as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California. He has also written a lot of articles about health care and clinical medicine. He got his Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Irvine, his medical degree from the State University of New York, and an M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.
Penelope Kokkinides is the current Chief Administrative Officer for InnovaCare Inc. In the past, she has also of Aveta Inc. as well as Vice President of Clinical Operations. Penelope Kokkinides has been working in the healthcare field with a specialty in government programs (Medicare and Medicaid) and the managed care industry. She has a vast knowledge and expertise in developing clinical programs and managing health care processes and operations with a focus on making efficiencies better and organizational infrastructure.
Before coming back to InnovaCare in 2015, she was the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight HealthCare, Chief Operating Officer for Touchstone Health, and Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences and classical languages from Binghamton University. Her Master’s Degree in Social Work came from New York University and a post-master’s advanced degree in alcohol and substance abuse. Her final degree is a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health.
With great physicians and other wonderful staff members, a goal of excellent customer service, and the desire to get their customers the best in medical care, InnovaCare is a true innovation in health care.
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