Penelope Kokkinides and Richard Shinto: Always Looking For Innovation at InnovaCare

If there is one thing that is certain about InnovaCare Health, it would be the fact that the leadership is always looking for innovative ideas to bring the company forward into the future. Richard “Rick” Shinto is the CEO of InnovaCare Health, which is a leading provider of Medicare Advantage Plans and physician provider services. Penelope Kokkinides is proud to be Chief Administrative Officer of this company. Both of these individuals have the experience to think outside-the-box, and they are excited about many of the recent developments that InnovaCare Health is going to take part in.

One of the areas in which they are most proud of would be their decision to join a HHS initiative in August 2016 called the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN). This initiative is notable for seeking to move the U.S. toward payment models based not on quantity, but on quality. This strategy will speed up the transition towards payment models that many would consider alternative. Although this decision by InnovaCare occurred over two years ago, it is one of these achievements that both Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides are proud to put on their resume.

“By working alongside the other LAN committed partners, we are confident that we will be able to reach these important milestones and ultimately make a noticeable difference in the spread of APMs throughout our industry. This type of collaboration is exactly what the healthcare industry needs today and we proud to be a part of it,” Penelope Kokkinides said at the time. Rick Shinto has similar comments regarding the important decision as well. “Joining these efforts reinforces InnovaCare’s mission of redefining healthcare management by redefining healthcare management by providing patients with access to care that is coordinated, cost-effective, innovative and driven by quality. Payment reform is just one way we are working to build stronger patient-provider relationships within our networks.”

Payment reform. In a nutshell, that is the main thing that Rick Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides. It isn’t all of it, but they want to make healthcare better in this country. They are looking to improve it so everyone in America will benefit. With them at the helm of InnovaCare Health, it is sure to happen.

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