Leading Puerto Rican provider of managed healthcare services in North America, InnovaCare Health introduced S. Bhasker as the new Chief Information Officer to join the executive team. CEO, Richard Shinto selected Bhasker based on his credentials in information technology and prior experience. Bhasker earned undergraduate and graduate certificates in mechanical engineering, business administration and information systems. He holds bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctoral degree from Indiana Institute of Technology and the School of Business at New York University. Shinto hired him to manage and oversee the information technology department and providers connectivity unit at the company.
InnovaCare Health is dedicated to communities in North America to provide reliable healthcare through their models that are economical using advanced technologies. The company offers two major healthcare programs, Medicare Advantage and Provider Networks. Medicare Advantage Plan Types comprise of HMOs, PPOs, PFFs, SNPs, PSOs, and MSAs. These are private Medicare health plans that contract with the federal government, and are offered at a fixed price per individual. Each plan type has its own set of guidelines and rules to obtain coverage and benefits.
To join InnovaCare Health’s Medicare Advantage Plan, the applicant must have parts A & B of Medicare. The applicant also has to reside in the service area the plan is offered and free of the end-stage renal disease. The plans cover most emergency and medical services, excluding hospice care. Select a Health Maintenance Organization, Preferred Provider Organization, Private Fee-For-Service, Special Needs, Provider Sponsored Organization, or Medicare Medial Savings Accounts plan type. Additional coverage is available for hearing, dental, health & wellness programs, and vision.
InnovaCare Health is led by Richard Shinto, M.D. and Penelope Kokkinides, Chief Administrative Officer. Shinto and Kokkinides have 20 years of experience in the healthcare and medical industry. Rick Shinto joined the company with expertise in clinical healthcare, operational healthcare, and medical management. Penelope brings valuable knowledge in clinical operations, Medicare & Medicaid government programs, clinical program development, and care management.
S. Bhasker joined InnovaCare Health with prior experience working for AETNA International, American Enterprise Groups and Coppers & Lybrand. He brings extensive expertise in information technology and held executive positions as Senior Vice President, Chief Operations Officer, and Chief Information Officer. Shinto, Penelope Kokkinides and Bhasker will work collectively to provide consumers access to provider networks and Medicare Advantage Programs. InnovaCare recently joined HHS to help with the reform of the U.S. health payment system.