For InnovaCare Health, they are a healthcare company that believes in providing top medical help for all its patients — it is a part of their core values. InnovaCare Health started being a part of the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN) in 2016.


Known as the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network, or LAN, this program works by adopting new payment models that focus on a quality model. InnovaCare Health strongly supports LAN’s undertaking to accelerate the transformation to alternative models of payment. In 2015, The Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network was hatched by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This network was hatched to spur conformity in its payment approaches of the U.S. health care system for both private and public sectors.


As the acting CEO of InnovaCare Health, Dr. Rick Shinto has worked with a highly skilled executive team of leaders, like Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides. She brings over 20 years of knowledge, expertise, and specialization in the healthcare sector. She has in areas of Medicaid, Medicare, and the managed care milieu.


Penelope Kokkinides has had some other noteworthy positions in the executive milieu as the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the medical company, Centerlight Healthcare. Penelope Kokkinides was also the Chief Operating Officer at Touchstone Health as well as the Corporate VP for Care Management/Disease Management at AmeriChoice — it is a crucial business component of UnitedHealth Group. Penelope Kokkinides was vital in the art of spurring the UnitedHealth Group’s health-related model through development and implementation. In 2015, Kokkinides agreed to rejoin Innovacare Health, and today, she works with Innovacare’s executive team, especially on projects with Dr. Rick Shinto.


Dr. Shinto brings approximately 20 years of critical operational and clinical healthcare experience concerning managed care. Rick Shinto was once awarded a prize for entrepreneur of the year. Shinto worked for Aventa, Inc. when he won this young entrepreneur award. Rick Shinto’s résumé is quite impressive. A few of the firms that Shinto worked for prior to InnovaCare Health included Aventa Inc., MMM Healthcare Inc., PMC Medicare Choice, Inc., and Medical Pathways Management Co.


Dr. Rick Shinto earned a Bachelors of Science degree while attending the University of California (Irvine). Shinto earned his medical degree at Stoney Brook (University of New York). While at the University of Redlands Dr. Rick Shinto received his MBA.


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