The Great Dentist Avi Weisfogel

Dr. Avi Weisfogel is a dentist in New Jersey who specializes in cosmetic dentistry. He has been working with Old Bridge Dental Care since 1999 when he founded it; Old Bridge aims at providing excellent care for their patients. Dr. Avi is a well-known dentist; his reputation gives him a lot of recommendation even from dentists who are unable to deal with the client’s dental issue. His expertise is to be attributed to the fact he likes taking further studies and each year he allocates two-hundred hours for that. Avi Weisfogel wants to stay informed when a new way of doing things come up and not only for him to find an easier way to do procedures but also for his patients’ lives to be better.

Dental Sleep Master, an organization that Avi Weisfogel founded, work to improve lives of people with a sleep disorder. Dr. Weisfogel found a way of treating sleep apnea by using oral appliances; he studied sleep apnea in depth and came up with information that dentists can use to identify and treat those affected. As much as sleep apnea is common in people with excess weight and who have aged, it can also affect people with certain underlying issues like diabetes, high blood pressure, and nasal congestion. In children, the condition is not common, but those with chronically enlarged tonsils and are overweight are at a greater risk.

GoFundMe is a campaign launched by Dr. Avi Weisfogel to support Operation Smile; he hopes the campaign will raise two-thousand dollars. Operation Smile is an organization that helps children with facial deformities; it has performed more than two hundred thousand operations in a hundred countries. Dr. Weisfogel is passionate about children and has a big heart in helping them, and that is the reason behind him actively supporting the organization. Dr. Weisfogel believes in treating all children the way he would treat his.

Dr. Avi earned his Doctor in Dental Surgery from New York University College of Dentistry; before that he had attended Rutgers University and did a B.A in Biology and Psychology. He has a vast knowledge and experience, the reason he makes such an amazing dentist and sleep disorder expert.

 

InnovaCare Health and Medicare Advantage Plans

Most people get their health insurance cover from Medicare parts A and B. Nevertheless, one-third of the beneficiaries get their benefit from a Medicare Advantage plan. It is also commonly known as Medicare Private Health Plan. The Advantage plans are supplemental groups where the government is paid a fixed amount for each to provide Medicare benefits.

The Medicare Advantage Plans are of different kinds, but the common types are Preferred Provider Organization (PPO), Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), and Private Fee-For-Service (PFFS). Besides, there are less common but still good plans that include Medicare Medical Saving Account (MSA), Provider Sponsored Organization (PSO), and Special Needs Plans (SNP).

If you enroll in the Advantage Plan, you will still have the Original Medicare. This means that you will still pay a monthly premium for Part A and B. It is a requirement that each the Advantage Plan offers all services for part A and B. However, different rules, restriction, and cost apply in determining coverage services are offered.

All Medicare Advantage Plans include a maximum limit on direct expenses for part A and B services. For instance, in 2016, the maximum out-of-pocket for HMO plans was $6,850. However, for services such as dialysis and chemotherapy, Medicare Advantage plans cannot include cost sharing that is higher than it would be under the Original Medicare. Besides, Advantage Plans come with additional benefits that are not covered under Original Medicare such as dental care and routine vision.

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While different plans have different rules regarding how recipients receive coverage, it worth noting that similar plans from various companies come with different rules. Thus, it is important to check with InnovaCare directly to find out how particular coverage works.

To join Medicare Advantage Plan, you need to have Medicare Part A and B, live within the plan’s service area, and you need to be free from End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD). Nevertheless, if you have ESRD that call for kidney transplant or dialysis, you can join the Advantage Plan under Special Needs Plans (SNP).

InnovaCare Health has earned a reputation as a leading provider of Medicare Advantage Plans. The company Medicare plans span across North America. The organization is helmed by Rick Shinto, the Chief Operating Officer, and Penelope Kokkinides who serve as Chief Administrative Officer.

Penelope Kokkinides has impressive experience in leadership roles. Previously, she was COO of InnovaCare Health and Aveta, and COO and Executive Vice President of Centrelight Healthcare. She has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare industry.

InnovaCare Health, Inc. Partners with Health Care Payment LAN

InnovaCare Health, a Puerto Rico-based provider of Medicare Advantage Plans and Physician Network services has partnered with HSS’s Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network (LAN). The mission of the partnership is to reform and transition the United States Health System by implementing alternative payment methods according to quality of services provided by physicians and medical specialists. The payment system is presently set up to process payments to healthcare providers based on quantity. LAN was introduced by HHS in March 2015 and designed to implement payment processing approaches in the public and private sectors in the U.S. Executives of InnovaCare, Richard Shinto, M.D. and Penelope Kokkinides have important roles of helping LAN accomplished their goals and mission.

The announcement of the partnership between InnovaCare Health and Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network was released on August 2nd, 2016. InnovaCare joined LAN to provide support of reforming the payment method program and to provide progress reports of the system transitioning to Learning and Action Network. LAN’s mission is to secure 30 percent of U.S. Healthcare payments to alternative payment methods (APMs) in 2016. By the end of 2018, the goal is to have 50 percent of payments converted to APMs. InnovaCare is committed to help accomplish those goals by measuring progression and participating in the LAN Nationwide Data Collection.

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InnovaCare will also participate in quantitive data survey and categorize payments for their Medicare and Medicaid Advantage Plans constructed on the framework of APMs. InnovaCare Health is a leading provider of managed healthcare services in Puerto Rico. The organization offers two primary care programs, Provider Networks, and Medicare Advantage & Medicaid Programs. Medicare Advantage Plan types include Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Private Fee for Service, Special Needs Plans, and other plans. Each plan has its own set of rules pertaining to where and how to obtain health care coverage.

Dr. Rick Shinto presently serves as the President and Chief Executive Office in. He joined InnovaCare with more than 20 years of experience in clinical, care management and operational healthcare. Penelope Kokkinides currently serves as Chief Administrative Officer and brings 20 years of experience to the team. She specializes in Medicare and Medicaid governmental programs, health care management, organizational infrastructure, and operations. Dr. Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides will help LAN with their overall goal of reforming the U.S. Health System to process healthcare providers’ payments based on quality of services provided to patients, rather than quantity.