Community Well-Serviced by Leading Non-Profit Renown Health

Renown Health provides the care to those who live in the Nevada region and it is the biggest not-for-profit health care provider in the state. It is a locally owned company, which has an integrated health network and Accountable Care Organization (ACO), serving 17 counties in northern Nevada, Lake Tahoe and Northeast California.

Dating back to 1862, Renown Health was the first nonprofit agency to establish a hospital, making them a landmark within Reno, Nevada. The first open-heart transplant was performed by the hospital in 1977, leading the industry during a time in which heart pacemakers were first being introduced to patients.

The current CEO, Anthony (Tony) Slonim joined the organization in May 2014. He is board-certified with degrees specializing in internal medicine, pediatrics and critical care. Tony has led the company in a strategic direction and is held as the champion, for the company’s financial viability, streamlined operations to reduce costs, and optimization to better serve the health care needs of the community.

Renown Heath focuses on more than just providing attention to medical needs; they are very aware of the well-being of those within the community. To benefit the community, Renown Health has reinvested $78 million into the Nevada region, for research, community out-reach initiatives, educational needs, and non-reimbursable health care services.

Renown Health is a provider of community financial support and contributes to 80 localized nonprofit agencies, which amounts to over $63 million on an annual basis. They have met the needs of those organizations in areas of capital improvement, for stabilization of equipment, technology and building structure.

During fiscal year 2016, Renown Health’s total economic impact in Nevada amounted to $1.8 billion and over 12,000 localized job placements. Additionally, Renown Health was involved in 75 clinical trials, such as research to determine the most-effective way, for the treatment of cancer patients.

There are more than 150 community members serving on the board, for Renown Health, including those directly involved in an advisory capacity.

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InnovaCare Health and Medicare Advantage

Medicare Advantage plans are private health plans that are contracted from the government that pay a fixed amount per person. They are often plans that supplement Medicare and other health insurance. Often those that are under 65 use this plan to have affordable supplemental health insurance.

There are different type of Medicare Advantage Plans. They often pay Part A and B like Medicare but have different rules and restrictions. They have a limit on out of pocket expenses and many cover benefits that Medicare may not. Many of the plans have co-payments where the patient must pay a certain amount when they receive services from a doctor of hospital.

The most common Medicare Advantage Plans are Health Maintenance Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations,and Medical Savings Accounts. The plans do not cover hospice care. Many plans cover vision, hearing, dental, and prescription. You can join a plan with a preexisting conditions except for End Stage Renal Disease.

InnovaCare Health is a leader in managed health care services and Medicare Advantage Plans. They service North America with quality services. They provide patients with quality managed medical care. Rick Shinto is President and Chief Executive Officer of the company. He has 20 years of clinical and operational health care management. He has a medical degree from the State University of New York and an MBA from University of Redlands.

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In July 2016, Penelope Kokkinides joined the team as Chief Administrative Officer. She has over two decades of government healthcare experience. She has developed clinical programs and managed the operation of these programs. She worked as Chief Operating Officer at CenterLight Healthcare where she headed the managed care division. She worked in management for AmericaChoice a division of United Healthcare. There she served as Corporate Vice President For Care Management and Disease Management.

InnovaCare Health recently jointed the Healthcare Learning and Action Network. This network wants to design a US healthcare payment models based on quality of services not quantity. InnovaCare Health supports payment reform. They want to have 30% of payments go into a new alternative system by 2016. They will measure there efforts by participating in the Lan Nationwide Data Collection Effort.

InnovaCare Health has a deep commitment to moving healthcare forward. They provide health care solutions that are cost effective and innovative. The new payment system wants to pay providers based an quality not quantity. For Medicare Advantage Plans the company will participate in the quantitative data survey and categorizing payment according to the AMP framework.

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InnovaCare Health: Providing Quality Healthcare For Medicare Advantage Beneficiaries

The option to use private health plans to receive their Medicare benefits has been available to Medicare beneficiaries since the 1970s. Today a growing number of them are using HMOs and PPOs to get their Medicare benefits instead of going through original Medicare. Those benefits include payment for in-patient and outpatient hospital services, medical supplies and equipment, skilled nursing services and hospice care. Unlike original Medicare, payment is made through the federal government and not the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Since 2003 that alternative method of receiving treatment and making payments has been known as Medicare Advantage.

One of North America’s leading managed healthcare service providers is InnovaCare Health. The company has shown unwavering commitment to providing the highest quality care to Medicare Advantage beneficiaries by using the best physicians and most advanced technologies and sustainable, cost-effect models. Through their Medicare Advantage and Medicaid Programs and Provider Networks InnovaCare Health InnovaCare Health is showing how proper healthcare management can meet the complex needs and challenges of modern healthcare.

Under the inspired leadership of CEO Dr. Rick Shinto and CAO Penelope Kokkinides, InnovaCare has pleased both Medicare beneficiaries and the federal government. The care they provide is marked by a patient first approach, strong patient-provider relationships, innovative medical practices, effective communication and quality medical staff. The result is healthier outcomes, improved quality of life for patients and consistent growth of the organization.

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Dr. Shinto and CAO Penelope Kokkinides provide experienced leadership, clear vision and accountability to all stakeholders. This has enabled InnovaCare Health to overcome the toughest challenges while consistently providing quality care. Both Dr. Shinto and Penelope Kokkinides have many years of leadership experience in the healthcare industry and it shows. Ms. Kokkinides has spent 20 years in the managed care industry running government programs and developing and managing clinical programs and healthcare processes.

Dr. Shinto has spent decades in leadership positions in healthcare companies. Prior to working with InnovaCare Health he worked with Aveta Inc., Medical Pathways Management Company, MedPartners, Cal Optima Health Plan and many other companies. His areas of expertise include clinical and operational healthcare, medical management and managed care. Dr. Shinto also has an MBA and many years experience as an internist and pulmonologist and has published extensively.

Behind the solid leadership of CEO Dr. Shinto and CAO Penelope Kokkinides InnovaCare is making Medicare Advantage work well for patients, staff and all other stakeholders.

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