Rick Shinto’s Leadership Team Creates Advancement for Innovacare Health and Quality Assurance

InnovaCare Health relies on a team of experienced professionals that have a broadening vision approach, for positioning the company towards greater stability and expansion. The executive leadership team sets the stage to gain further value and pivot its core values in the direction of providing great health care to Medicare Advantage members.

The clear vision of InnovaCare Health is within redefining what it means in the 21st century, for providing health care that is transparent in benefits, but also reduces waste and abuse of Medicare programs, which are designed to bridge a gap in a member’s coverage. Ultimately, the vision enables InnovaCare Health to forge ahead in an industry that is at a pivotal point, for change, and they continue to govern those programs which add to the health sector throughout North America.

InnovaCare Health is made up of two segments of health care in Puerto Rico. Both their, MMM Healthcare Inc. and PMC Medicare Choice Inc. provide care programs that are designed to support physical health as well as the emotional well-being of their benefit recipients. The two plans both are accredited with the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). In order to receive NCQA accreditation, the plans must exceed the expectations of quality care, clinical performance and customer service. For more than two decades, NCQA accreditation has been the standard to assess a plans commitment, for providing quality experiences to their members. Read the company overview at Bloomberg.

The company’s leadership team is led by Rick Shinto as President and CEO. Rick has led the company since 2012 and has more than 20 years of clinical and operational health care knowledge. Prior to becoming CEO for InnovaCare Health, Rick Shinto was Chief Medical Director with Optima Health Plan. He is an award winning Entrepreneur, with the prestigious Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in 2012.

Rick is supported by Penelope Kokkinides with her position as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Penelope Kokkinides brought an array of government experience to InnovaCare Health and the leadership team. She’s previously served as COO and Vice President with Aveta Inc., and has a wealth of expertise in areas of health care infrastructure. With over 20 years of experience in government programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid, Penelope is a leading force in helping InnovaCare Health become highly-respected in the development of the company’s health care models and best practices, for reducing government resources.

InnovaCare Health and its leadership team have consistently out-performed with their Medicare Advantage programs while serving over 200,000 members and nearly an 8,000 network of providers. Visit their website at Innovacarehealth.com.

$8.5 Million to be refunded to the Federal Government by MB2 Dental

The federal government has been losing a lot of money from people that make false insurance claims for medical and other cases. The latest of these cases that has been uncovered involves MB2 Dental and other 21 practices in Texas. The company has been ordered to make payments amounting to 8.5 million to the federal government as repayment for claims that were falsely made on pediatric insurance premiums.

The company was set up to coordinate the provision of dental services for many practices. Their services include but aren’t limited to making insurance claims and on behalf of the practices that are affiliated to them and generally making sure that business is running as it should.

The attorney who was in charge of the case stated that the claims were made between 2009 and 2014 and that it was after a series of investigations that the state realized the claims were not related to any dental services that had been rendered.

The lawyer confirmed that this was the first of the many steps that the company was making to ensure that taxpayers stopped losing money through fraudulent deals. Among the mistakes that the company had made was the use of wrong Medicaid provider numbers and also violations of the anti-kickback laws. Most of the claims that had been made by MB2 were related to the pediatric practice.

On top of the amount of money that was set out to be paid by the company to the state, there are certain people in the leadership of the company that will be expected to take up some personal liability in the case. Learn more about MB2 Dental: http://mb2dental.com/

These include Drs. Akhil Reddy, Christopher Villanueva, Trung Minh Tang, Mauricio Dardano, and Gabriel Shahwan. Each of these Doctors will be expected to pay a sum of $250,000

About Dr. Akhil Reddy

According to Indeed, before he joined the management board of MB2 Dental, Dr. Akhil Reddy was working as a dentist in Fort Worth Texas. He has close to a decade of experience in the field and has other practices in five other locations.

This is the background that gave him the opportunity to work at the board of the organization. According to White Pages, he says that it is an unfortunate misunderstanding that has happened with MB2 Denatal, but affirmed that the company was planning to make the repayment to show their goodwill.

He hoped that whatever mistakes had happened in the past would not be repeated in the near future.