Rick Shinto: Redefining Health Care Provision

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Dr. Rick Shinto is the current president and CEO of InnovaCare Inc. From 2008, Rick worked as CEO and president of Aveta Inc. until its sale in 2012. Before that, he served on the management team at the company. Other companies that Dr. Shinto has worked for include NAMM in California where he served as the chief medical officer and Medical Pathways Management Company as chief operating officer as well as the chief medical officer. Rick left Medical Management to join Cal Optical Health Plan as the chief medical officer. He later began his medical tenure working as an internist and a pulmonologist in Southern California.

Rick Shinto’s Education

Dr. Rick Shinto has written several articles on the topics of clinical medicine and healthcare. He received his Bachelor of Science degree from the California University at Irvine. He also graduated from the State University, New York with a medical degree. Rick is also a graduate of the University of Redlands where he attained his MBA.

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InnovaCare adds three executives to its leadership team

In July 2016, InnovaCare, the leading Medicaid, and Medicare service provider in Puerto Rico announced the addition of three executives to the company’s leadership team. According to Richard Shinto- the company’s CEO and president, Penny, Mike, and Jonathan reflect the high degree of expertise, experience and professional integrity that InnovaCare seeks in its leaders.

Jonathan Meyers was elected as chief actuary officer and Penelope Kokkinides as the chief administrative officer. Mike Sortino is the organization’s chief accounting officer. The three executives bring with them a vast knowledge and experience in their respective fields, and this is what makes them an excellent addition to InnovaCare. As InnovaCare seeks to position itself for success despite the increasing complexity and the ever-changing healthcare landscape, these three additions bring a unique skill set and rich background to the organization. As Rick Shinto puts it, InnovaCare is privileged to have the duo as part of their team.

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InnovaCare supports HHS’s initiative to improve Medicare payment models

In August this year, InnovaCare announced its interest to participate in the health care payment reforms being implemented by the Learning and Action Network. LAN is a public-private corporation that seeks to improve the United States’ health system towards payment models that are based on quality and not quantity.

As LAN’s loyal partner, InnovaCare supports its mission to speed up the change to alternative payment methods. InnovaCare has established organizational goals to support the payment reforms and plans to share their progress with LAN.

In a statement, InnovaCare echoed that they support the LAN’s goals and they are committed to helping in measuring progress toward these goals. They plan on participating in LAN’s nationwide data collection effort.

According to the CEO and President Richard Shinto, this announcement signifies InnovaCare’s deep commitment to taking the healthcare industry to greater heights. “Joining these efforts deepens InnovaCare’s mission to redefine healthcare management by offering patients access to health care that is cost-effective, innovative, coordinated and one that is driven by quality,” said Richard Shinto.

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