When Rick Shinto set about creating a value-based model for the care for many different patient populations, he merged a variety of technologies to achieve best practices in patient healthcare. Innovacare Health’s leaders offer over 120 years of healthcare experience and provide quality healthcare to nearly 500,000 people. They have an expertise earned by long years on the job and are using this expertise to improve patient care by focusing on quality rather than quantity.
The InnovaCare Health matrix was laid from the ground up by President and CEO Dr. Richard “Rick” Shinto, M.D. He started in 1998 with North American Medical Management (NAMM) in California. Rick Shinto’s mission is to increase efficiency in healthcare at the individual patient level. First, NAMM went into partnership with The Straus Group. Afterward, the partnership started to spread across America, including absorbing MMM Healthcare in Puerto Rico.
In 2012, the conglomerate became known as InnovaCare Health and continued to operate MMM Healthcare, using cutting-edge technology to improve quality of care while reducing cost. InnovaCare Health integrates multiple innovative technologies into a rich tapestry empowering physicians and sustainable, value-based healthcare capable of reaching set benchmarks.
Leading the movement is InnovaCare’s President and Chief Executive Officer Dr. Richard “Rick” Shinto, M.D., MBA. Beginning his medical career as an internist and pulmonologist in Southern California, Dr. Shinto served as President and CEO of Aveta, and CEO of North American Medical Management of California (NAMM). Before NAMM, Rick Shinto was the Chief Operations Officer and Chief Medical Officer for Medical Pathways Management Company. He has held the MedPartners position of Corporate Vice President of Medical Management, and Chief Medical Officer for Cal Optima Health Plan of Orange County, California.
Rick Shinto also serves as CEO of MMM Holdings, including MMM Healthcare, Puerto Rico’s oldest and largest Medicare Advantage plan, and the only one to be accredited by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA). an independent organization working to improve health care quality through benchmark standards. MMM Healthcare also holds a 4.5-star quality rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. MMM Healthcare utilizes 7,500 providers across Puerto Rico to provide services to more than 250,000 plan members.