InnovaCare Health has 120 years of experience in healthcare management and delivery. The President and Chief Executive Officer of InnovaCare is Rick Shinto. Rick Shinto has over 20 years of operational and clinical experience in the managed care field having worked with several similar companies prior to joining InnovaCare: he was CEO of Aveta from 2008-2012; he served as CEO of NAMM California; he was Chief Medical Officer and Chief Operating Officer at Medical Pathways Management Company and before that he was the Corporate Vice President for MedPartners’ Medical Management from 1995-1997. Dr. Rick Shinto started his medical career as an internist and pulmonary doctor. He practiced in Southern California. All those years of experience in medicine and managed care have given Dr. Shinto a unique perspective, having viewed insurance both from within the care system and from without.


It was a natural transition for Dr. Shinto to move to InnovaCare Health, which is headquartered in Fort Lee, NJ. It operates MMM Heathcare which services 200,000 individuals through 7,500 providers in Puerto Rico. It is the provider of Puerto Rico’s largest health plan. InnovaCare is a privately-held payor and provider service, especially of Medicaid and Medicare advantage plans.


At the end of 2017, InnovaCare received a 4.5 star rating out of 5 from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS). This is the rating given to it by the patients that use InnovaCare’s managed care rating its quality and performance. InnovaCare is rated on its treatment of chronic illnesses, member satisfaction, ability to detect illnesses and its customer service.


Dr. Rick Shinto has been instrumental in guiding InnovaCare through its many successes. He does this by being a successful individual himself and injecting the same winning qualities in the company he leads. Rick Shinto obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of California, his medical degree from the State University of New York. He also has a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Redlands.


In 2012, Shinto won the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur Award of the Year Award. Shinto is also the author of many articles on clinical medicine and healthcare. In 2017, he was a board member on the industry’s largest trade association, America’s Health Insurance Plans. He currently serves on the board for the California Association for Physicians Group (CAPG) and he has served on the board for the Financial Solvency Standards Board for California Department of Managed Care.