Rick Shinto and. Penelope Kokkinides are taking Innovacare Health to the next level

Innovacare Inc. Is known for being a lead provider of the managed healthcare services in North America. They are commited to being able to provide quality healthcare through their two primary avenues, Provider Networks and Medicare Advantage.The companies main mission is to be able to healthcare management to make it to where they can better meet the challenges that are presented with todays complex healthcare environment. They plan on continuing to stsy focused on the strong patient-provider relationships that they have. Innovacares number one concern is to always make sure the patient comes first.Currently, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Innovacare, Inc. is Dr. Shinto. Shinto served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Aveta Inc. until it was sold in 2008. Prior to holdings these positions he held a place at Aveta as a member of the management team.

Currently, Dr. Shinto continues to serve as the CEO for Innovacare’s Health Plans by Rick Shinto.Dr. Shinto is currently known for having more than 20 years of experience in managed care with clinical and operational healthcare. Before he took on the position of being CEO of Aveta Inc, Dr. Shinto was the chief Medical Officer of NAMM, he served as being the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company.Dr. Shinto served as being the Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners from 1996-1997. He then left that position to be able to become the Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan, located in Orange County, California. Dr. Shinto went on to start his medical tenure at Southern California.Currently, Penelope Kokkinides is serving as the Chief Administrative Officer at Innovacare, Inc. Penelope officially rejoined the company in June of 2015. She has been able to serve as being the Chief Operating Officer of Aveta Inc and the Chief Operating Officer of Innovacare Inc.

Penelope Kokkinide has more than 20 years of experience in healthcare, specializing in government programs. She also specializes in clinical programs and managing healthcare processes and operations. Before Kokkinide rejoined Innovacare, Inc. she served as being the Executive Vice President and the Chief Operating Officer for Centerlight Healthcare. There she had the responsibilty of the overall management and strategic direction of the managed care division. Her accomplishments does not stop there though. Kokkinide was the corporate Vice President for Care Management.Currently, Kokkinide has her bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and classical languages , that she obtained from Binghamton University. She got her masters degree in social work from New York University. Kokkinide then went on to get a masters degree in punlic health from the Columbia University Scho of Public Health. It is safe to say that Penelope Kokkinides and Dr. Rick Shinto are both helping take Innovacare Inc to the next level. They are both hoping to be able to continue helping as many people as they possible can.

The Osteo Relief Institute Wants You To Live Successfully With Osteoarthritis

One of the least publicized medical conditions affecting an estimated 50 million people in the U.S. is arthritis, a general term referring to joint pain or stiffness that can take more than 100 different forms. There are a number of aspects of arthritis that should be understood and explored by those affected by this common medical condition, including the need to self-manage what is essentially a condition without any overall cure; as the leading cause of disability in the nation each person affected by osteoarthritis should take a few steps each day to keep their joints moving and to limit the level of pain they feel with the aid of specialists such as the Osteo Relief Institute.

 

Osteoarthritis can be characterized by the breaking down of cartilage between the bones in a joint causing the bones to rub and cause pain when moved.(LinkedIn) When a patient is diagnosed with osteoarthritis it is important to take a few steps to reduce the level of problems seen in the condition with the aid of the Osteo Relief Institute; (https://www.facebook.com/osteoreliefinstitutejerseyshore/) a regular daily routine must be attained that includes gentle exercise each morning and night to avoid the stiffness that can occur with osteoarthritis. Other steps that should be remembered are to adjust seating and standing positions throughout each day to avoid stiffness and to reduce the weight of the individual affected to limit the problems caused by excessive size and inactivity.

 

The Osteo Relief Institute is a specialist in the diagnosis and treatment of a range of arthritis and joint pain issues and is located across the U.S. to make sure the excellent care provided by board certified physicians and surgeons are passed on to as many patients as possible.

 

The aim of the Osteo Relief Institute is to provide a wide range of treatment and support services that can be used by patients who are looking to avoid surgical options for as long as possible after being diagnosed with osteoarthritis. The Osteo Relief Institute also offers support to patients affected by a range of joint and back pain issues designed to allow as normal a life as possible to be lived for a long period of time.

Cancer Treatment Centers Of America, Offering New Technology To Patients

Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) has teamed with 3 other companies to offer better healthcare to their patients.

CTCA serves adult cancer patients from around the world at its five locations in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and Tulsa. These patients get advancements in cancer treatment. CTCA also offers surgery, radiation, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy. As an added bonus, patients get therapies designed to help them physically and emotionally while they deal with the side effects of their treatments.

Cancer Treatment Centers of America believes that each person’s cancer is as different and unique as they are, that’s the reason each patient’s treatment is unique in it’s own way.

Allscripts helps caregivers deliver better care to patients through their healthcare information technology solutions.

Nanthealth offers unique software, middleware, and hardware systems that doctors and hospitals use to track patient records, which improves patient outcomes.

Eviti offers a support platform for physicians to see treatment and outcomes in order to select a clinically appropriate treatment.

These four are teaming up to bring The Clinical Pathways Program to light in order to help with the cancer treatment programs. This will give patients a chance to review treatments that are safe and efficient.

Planning for this project began in early 2016 to help the patients, as well as, physicians benefit from an integrated solution.

Not only are patients and physicians able to benefit from this program, but insurance providers can expedite approval by providing the necessary clinical data they need to support treatment strategies.

According to the article, “Cancer Treatment Centers of America® Partners with Allscripts and NantHealth to Launch Clinical Pathways, a Comprehensive and Custom Oncology Treatment Platform,” he Clinical Pathways Program improves the quality of care CTCA offers their patients by improving the chemotherapy regimen selection and ordering process. Physicians are able to get information on over 2700 regimens that cover all cancers and cancer subtypes. This gives the patient more knowledge than ever before on how the regimen is offered, the outcome, costs, and toxicities.

Clinical Pathways is available at all five CTCA locations for use with every patient.

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.