Leadership Change Brings Expertise to InnovaCare Health Government Programs

InnovaCare Health made an outstanding change in leadership with appointing Penelope Kokkinides as a Executive to their team in June 2015. Penelope Kokkinides joined the Fort Lee, New Jersey based company as their new Chief Administrative Officer. She has a master’s degree in social work from New York University, and a master’s degree in public health from Columbia University.

Since joining the organization she has been very involved in positioning the company’s Medicaid and Medicare programs and making significant improvements. Ms. Kokkinides has an extensive and distinguished resume for tackling such programs and she comes with a great amount of experience.

Prior to InnovaCare Health, Ms. Kokkinides already had an impressive 20 year history with companies such as Americhoice and Centerlight HealthCare. In both those companies Ms. Kokkinides held leadership roles within government programs and made significant changes for their success. In both companies she held the position of Vice President. She is considered a leading expert in her field and the reason chosen for creating the infrastructure which aligns with InnovaCare Health’s business objectives for their future. View her infographic resume at vizualize.me.

Ms. Penelope Kokkinides recently released a statement saying in part, “InnovaCare Health will constantly be committed to developing outstanding and cost-effective models, fully integrated with today’s most advanced technologies to transform healthcare.” Read more about her interview in Ideamensch

Healthcare reform has been a major topic in the nation within recent years and the implementation of modifications will be vital to InnovaCare Health. The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS) have released their proposed changes for 2018 which is intended to provide a more stable structure for program benefit reimbursements. This change comes at a time when InnovaCare Health has already led the charge in tackling waste and abuse of benefit reimbursements.

In October 2016, InnovaCare Health announced that one of its subsidiary Medicaid and Medicare programs was selected in the California Association of Physician Groups (CAPG). The organization conducts annual case studies of excellence which CAPG is the leading association in the country. InnovaCare Health will be representing physician organizations practicing capitated and coordinated care, which is a high priority for preventing government waste and abuse.

President and CEO Rick Shinto stated: “With the ongoing changes the healthcare industry continues to place on independent physicians, we needed to build physician support for our initiatives, engage patients in a more effective manner, and figure out how to collect data in a more timely and cost-effective way.”

InnovaCare Health continues to lead the industry with its choice in great leadership and in its commitment to providing quality healthcare to more than 200,000 members, served by almost 8,000 providers.

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