InnovaCare Health is a leader in government health care programs, specifically Medicare and Medicaid. They also operate private provider programs. They are leading the fight to restore medical care to Puerto Rico and are the major health care providers for that hurricane-ravaged country. InnovaCare focuses on creating partnerships between patients and medical providers to optimize care. They also strive for efficient business practices and innovative medical technology. They are experts in managed care and believe that everyone benefits when medicine and efficiency are paired together.
InnovaCare Health Growing with New CAO Penelope Kokkinides
In 2016, Penelope Kokkinides rejoined InnovaCare as the new Chief Administrative Officer. She has more than two decades of health care experience working for many national health care companies. Kokkinides specializes in government health programs including Medicaid and Medicare as well as general managed care. In conjunction with her return to InnovaCare, she was interviewed by IdeaMensch and her passion for business and life were quite obvious throughout the interview. Kokkinides is a disciplined and focused individual. It is easy to see how she has used these same skills to help make health care more efficient and effective and yet still compassionate and patient-focused.
Kokkinides has an incredibly busy schedule but uses several means to stay on track and very efficient. She is never far from her power charger as being connected is crucial in today’s technology-driven business world. Kokkinides revels in the ease of connecting with others especially with email and video conferencing. One of her biggest tips is to take time every night to prioritize what needs to be done the next day and the specific steps required.
With Kokkinidies’ Guidance InnovaCare Health is Reforming Medical Payment Plans
InnovaCare Health is an active partner in the innovative “Health Care Payment Learning and Action Network” aka LAN. LAN was started in 2015 by the United States Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) as a partnership with private, public, and non-profit medical providers to reform health care costs. InnovaCare joined the efforts in 2016 coinciding with the return of Kokkinides and the new leadership team. LAN is aimed at reducing health care costs and make medicine more affordable. The goal is a thirty percent reduction in costs and the overall goal is to make health care more efficient and improve quality. Value over volume is the focus and InnovaCare Health is working to make that a reality.