Fort Lee, New Jersey-based InnovaCare Health and its Puerto Rico-based subsidiary MMM Healthcare provides over 500,000 members and over 100,000 dual-eligible beneficiaries with health plans and managed health care services. Specifically, InnovaCare Health provides its members with Medicare and Medicaid government health plans through a sustainable and cost-effective business model. Services are provided through a network of physician groups and hospitals who provide high-quality and affordable health-related services.
InnovaCare Health was founded by the organization’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Richard Shinto in 2012. Dr. Shinto began his medical career as an internist and pulmonologist in southern California. He has over 25 years of operational and managed healthcare experience and has had leadership roles for a variety of companies in the healthcare industry. The many positions Dr. Shinto has held over the years prior to InnovaCare Health include being the CEO of NAMM California followed by being the President and CEO of Aveta Inc. He also held the positions of COO and CMO of Medical Pathways Management Company, Corporate Vice President with MedPartners, and CMO for Cal Optima Health Plan at different times. Earlier this year, Dr. Shinto was recognized as one of the Top 25 Minority Executives in Healthcare by Modern Healthcare.
InnovaCare Health added two executives earlier this year to solidify its leadership team and strengthen its position as one of the top value-based healthcare organizations in the country. Peter Zafris is a healthcare industry veteran who has held leadership positions with several companies. Before joining InnovaCare Health as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, he held leadership positions with InsightinHealth, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna, and UnitedHealthcare. His specialty is in strategic planning for managed care organizations and business development. As Vice President of Business Development at InsightinHealth, Peter Zafris led the organization’s national business development efforts.
InnovaCare’s new Vice President of Corporate Contracting and Network Development is Frank Izquierdo. He is also a healthcare industry veteran with over 25 years of experience specializing in Medicare and Medicare Advantage. He has worked as a healthcare industry consultant for entrepreneurs in start-up organizations to Fortune 500 companies. He recently held a leadership position with a Hollywood, Florida-based healthcare organization called Vista.