Medicare Advantage Plans is a U.S-based health insurance program under Part C of Medicare. The program provides managed health care based on monthly capitated fee. It serves as an alternative to the Original Medicare Parts A and B. Both Parts A and B cover similar medical services and requires a beneficiary to pay an extra fee for services (FFS). However, before beneficiaries can enroll in Part C Medicare, they must first sign up for Parts A and B.
Medicare Part A pays for skilled nursing services and in-patient hospital. Conversely, Medicare Part B covers for surgeons and physicians services and skilled nursing facilities. Also, medically necessary outpatient services such as X-rays, ER, laboratory, and preventive medical facilities falls under Medicare Part B.
If you are eligible for Medicare, you can automatically enroll in a Medicare Advantage Plan sponsored by your union or employer. As such, you can stick to the current Medicare plan on rocketreach.co, switch to Original Medicare or enroll in a different program. However, be aware that your union or employer may terminate or reduce your health benefit as a result of switching to the Original Medicare or enrolling in a different program.
About InnovaCare Health
InnovaCare Health is a world-class leader in the provision of Medicaid, Medicare Advantage plans, and physician practice services. They are committed to providing sustainable and affordable healthcare that integrates today’s most advanced technology. The company operates two Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico. They include PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. Over 200,000 people have subscribed to the InnovaCare Health Medicare Advantage plans. In partnership with the Government of Puerto Rico, InnovaCare manages two Medicaid plans that offer broad coverage benefits through a coordinated care model. Through Medicare Advantage plans and Medicaid, InnovaCare redefines healthcare management by finding solutions to complex challenges facing the healthcare environment.
Dr. Rick Shinto serves as the President and CEO of InnovaCare, Inc. He has over 20 years of experience in operational healthcare and clinical management. Before joining InnovaCare, Dr. Shinto served as the COO and Chief Medical Officer of Medical Pathways Management Company. Dr. Shinto began as an internist before switching to a pulmonologist in Southern California. He holds a medical degree from the State University, New York, B.S from the University of California and an M.B.A from Redlands University.
Dr. Shinto works alongside Penelope Kokkinides who serves as the company’s Chief Administrative Officer. Penelope Kokkinides joined InnovaCare in June 2015. She served as the COO of InnovaCare before her way up as the Chief Administration Officer. Like Dr. Shinto, Penelope has over 20 years of experience specializing in Medicare and Medicaid.
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