One of the shining lights in the health care plan business is Innovacare of Fort Lee, New Jersey. They administer health care plans and work with medical care providers. Innovacare contracts with health care professionals and private individuals to create quality care. They are also experts in Medicaid and Medicare Advantage, government health care programs. Innovacare Health is committed to improving and reforming health care by working with doctors for efficient and quality medical care. This “managed care” includes incentives for cost savings and effective use of technology. The switch of focus from quantity to quality is a change from the old standard payment method of fee for services. Innovacare also works with client/patients to encourage them to take a proactive part in their own care. They also advocate for preventative care to reduce disease and costs. Innovacare provides this service for both private clients and those who receive governmental provider care. They are working hard to make medical care more affordable for us all.
New Leadership Team
In the Spring of 2016, Innovacare President and Chief Executive Officer, Doctor Richard ‘Rick’ Shinto was proud to announce an impressive new leadership team filling the top positions at Innovacare. The new additions to the Innovacare Health team are Jonathan Myers, Mike Sortino, and Penelope Kokkinides. Stepping in as the new Chief Actuary Officer is Jonathan Myers. His extensive experience includes serving as Actuarial Director over Medicaid and Medicare for Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield. The new face in the Chief Accounting Officer position is Mike Sortino. With more than two decades of experience in medical insurance and accounting, Sortino is extremely qualified. He recently was the Controller of Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Company. Taking over as the newest Chief Administrative Officer is Penelope Kokkinides (see below).
The new CAO at Innovacare Health is the dynamic and motivated Penelope Kokkinides. Kokkinides is very experienced in clinical medicine and managerial aspects of medical care with over twenty years of service. She has worked with several national health care providers; most recently she was the Chief Operating Officer at Aveta Inc. She also worked at COO at Touchstone Health HMO Inc. Kokkinides was the Vice President for Care and Disease Management with AmeriChoice, part of the United Health Group. She is a strong proponent of managed care and making sure that quality comes before quantity and that value comes above volume.