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Puerto Rico’s First High Ratings on Plans from InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health is one of the largest healthcare companies focused on managed care plans. Helping Puerto Rico get through tough times is one of the most notable achievements for the managed care company as of yet. Two of the InnovaCare Plans have now received a 4.5 star rating from the CMS. The rating of 4.5 out of 5 starts was a welcome win for InnovaCare Health, causing them to be the managed plan healthcare leader in Puerto Rico. The two plans ,Medicare Y Mucho Mas, and PMC Medicare Choice are now two of the most popular plans available in Puerto Rico. Additionally, there are now more than 200,000 beneficiaries in Puerto Rico, currently enrolled in the plan.

 

The ratings from CMS are key because they are mainly a reflection of surveys that have been conducted over the last year on these Medicare and Medicaid plans. Quality measures are what make the difference between utilizing a plan or not utilizing a plan. Managing chronic conditions is without a doubt one of the toughest parts of healthcare, and today it is considered to be one of the most challenging areas in terms of getting patients approved. The measurements involved in these ratings are part of a scale that was fostered by CMS, measuring patient satisfaction as well as customer service.

 

Healthcare continues to change, but InnovaCare Health is committed to helping Puerto Rico amidst their most challenging time. The approval ratings were the first in a long-time for Puerto Rico, signaling a time of rebuilding not only the country after the hurricane but also rebuilding their healthcare system at a time when the people needed it most. Those who can quality for the Medicare plans, and that is more positive news for Puerto Rico as well as for InnovaCare Health. This is the first time in many years that the people of Puerto Rico have had such high quality healthcare plans made available to them.

 

Although the recovery period has been frustrating for the people of Puerto Rico, it is on the mend with the amazing examples of healthcare plans from InnovaCare Health. As the fundraising efforts for the country continue, the hope is that healthcare will never again become a problem.

 

All You Need To Know About InnovaCare

Since InnovaCare opened its doors, if there is one thing that the Puerto Ricans are always assured of, it is quality healthcare services that don’t cost an arm and leg. InnovaCare has grown to be the leading provider, for managed health services, in the area. Today, it operates under a network with more than 7,500 providers and is able to reach more than 200,000 patients.Being the only NCQA accredited company in the area, InnovaCare has built a reputation of offering quality heath care services. It is able to do so by deploying sustainable strategies that are highly innovative and that reduce on cost while at the same time improving on the quality of services.To ensure low cost of their services, InnovaCare operates two plans under Medicaid. They offer MMM health plan and PMC Medicare Choice. These two plans are covered for under the government health care, therefore offering a huge number of benefits to the subscribers.

Leadership

It is said that a company is as good as its leaders. This can be seen through the success of InnovaCare, which might not have been if it was not lead by some of the best professionals in this industry. We have Richard Shinto who is both the CEO and president of the company. He has been working for InnovaCare since the year 2012. For the five years, he has been making vital decisions for the company, including who will be on the leadership and how the company can improve on the quality of their service in a cost-effective manner.Prior to joining InnovaCare, Rick Shinto worked for Aveta Inc. He had been with the company since the year 2008.

In the past, Shinto also worked for other reputable heath care institutions including NAMM California and MedPartners. His extensive knowledge and experience in the field, obtained in the over 20 years, has made him a fierce leader that is predicted to take InnovaCare to places.One of the people who work closely with Rick Shinto is Penelope Kokkinides. She is also one of the executives at InnovaCare. She is known for her knowledge in the matters of healthcare plans. She has in the past worked with AmeriChoice and Touchstone. And, prior to joining InnovaCare, she also worked for Aveta Inc., where she was the Chief Operations Officer. Today, she is the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare Inc.