The name Rick Shinto is easily recognized within the healthcare community. From his beginning as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California, through more than 20 years in the medical management industry, his knowledge, ability, and expertise have been well known.
Dr. Shinto’s years in the industry has included management positions with Cal Optimal Health Plan in California, Pathways Management Company, North American Medical Management of California, and Aveta Inc. He is now CEO and President of the health management company InnovaCare Health, Inc. along with its Puerto Rico subsidiary MMM Healthcare, Inc.
Rick Shinto is convinced that using modern technology to streamline healthcare will result in improved quality at a reduced cost. In June 2012, he was named one of America’s most inventive business leaders by Ernst & Young, and awarded the title of Entrepreneur of the Year. In 2018, he was voted one the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare News.
Partnering with Dr. Shinto at InnovaCare Health is Chief Administrative Officer, Penelope Kokkinides. Penelope Kokkinides earned a Bachelor of Science degree in the biological sciences from Binghamton University; a Master of Social Work degree from New York University, and another master’s degree in public health from Columbia University School of Public Health. She brings with her 20 years of experience in healthcare specializing in the strategic direction of managed care. Previously, Penelope was the Chief Management Officer in charge of managed care at Centerlight HealthCare. She also has served as Operations Head of Touchstone Health of Arizona and as Operations Head of the AmeriChoice division of UnitedHealth.
InnovaCare Health is a Medicare and Medicaid Advantage company providing healthcare in Puerto Rico through its subsidiary, MMM Healthcare, Inc. Through MMM Healthcare’s network, InnovaCare supplies healthcare services through more than 200,000 members in Puerto Rico using more than 7,500 healthcare providers. The MMM Healthcare network is fully accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance and is the only NCQA-accredited health network on the island.
In 2016, InnovaCare Health joined other healthcare organizations in a public-private partnership called the Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN), seeking to establish payment for quality of care instead of the quantity of care.