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Accessing quality health care services is a basic necessity. For a very long time, only the wealthy had the advantage off accessing the best health providers. Besides, insurance companies charged an unfathomable amount if you wanted services from the premier providers. Then the government intervened and came up with an insurance plan, Medicare Advantage, which was affordable and would help even the lower class access quality services.

InnovaCare is a carrier for the Medicare Advantage plans. They operate through a network of over 75,000 providers, providing managed health care services. This healthcare facility uses advanced and state-of-the-art technologies in order to enhance service quality. Other than that, InnovaCare are constantly looking for new ways to make their services affordable. Perhaps the reason why they adapted the Health and Human Services newest model, in order to reform their pricing.

InnovaCare has grown to have over 200,000 subscribers in a very short time. This is courtesy of strategic growth plans that are innovated by its leaders. Rick Shinto ad Penelope Kokkinides are the major contributors of this growth.

About Rick Shinto
Rick Shinto is currently the president and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare. He has been working here since he left Aveta Inc. after it was sold. Overall, Shinto has over 3 decades of experience in the medical industry. He even has some patented article on clinical medicine.

Shinto’s career began back in Southern California as an internist for a pulmonologist. Shinto is extremely talented and has been instrumental in the success of various companies within this industry on His leadership journey can be traced back to Cal Optima Health Plan where he was the Chief Medical Officer. He was then made the Corporate Vice President of MedPatner’s Medical Management. Shinto has also worked for the California based, NAMM, as their Chief Medical Officer. He also served in the same capacity at Medical Pathways on

About Penelope Kokkinides
Penelope Kokinides has been Rick Shinto’s great professional friend. Their history goes beyond Innova Care. Kokkinides used to work under Rick Shinto when he was the CEO of Aveta. She was then the Vice President of the company. So Shinto knows her and her capabilities really well. It was therefore no surprise when he decided to add her to the leadership of InnovaCare. At InnovaCare, Kokkinides works as the Chief Administrative Officer. This is after she was promoted from Chief Operations Officer, a position she held since joining InnovaCare.