An organization’s strength and reputation are determined by the leadership within the organization. As for InnovaCare Inc., they have significantly invested in their choice of the leaders within their organization. Among the leaders who are doing a great job at InnovaCare Inc. are the likes of Penelope Kokkinides. Penelope Kokkinides serves as the chief administrative officer of InnovaCare Inc. Under the leadership of such individuals, InnovaCare has been recognized as being among the most revered organizations that deal with Medicaid and Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico.
Penelope Kokkinides Avails Herself for a Meeting at the White House
Recently, Penelope Kokkinides was obliged to attend a meeting at the White House. The meeting’s agenda revolved around discussing health care legislation. Present in the meeting was President Donald Trump and CMS Administrator Seema Verma as well as other eight women inclusive of Penelope Kokkinides. Other healthcare professionals were also invited to the meeting.
During the meeting with President Donald Trump and the CMS Administrator Seema Verma, Penelope Kokkinides highlighted the importance of increasing the amount of funds that are directed towards Medicare Advantage within Puerto Rico. Penelope Kokkinides highlighted this specific point because the funds allocated to Medicare Advantage plans within Puerto Rico have been dropping on an annual basis since 2011.
Penelope Kokkinides Career Path
As a revered leader serving as the chief administrative officer at InnovaCare, Kokkinides has been in the healthcare industry for over twenty years. Over the twenty years, she has been working in various government programs that involve Medicare. She has also served as a leader in multiple organizations. To start with, she has served as the chief operating officer of Touchstone Health; chief operating officer and executive vice president of Centerlight Healthcare; and Corporate Vice President for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice. While serving as a leader in the various organizations, her skill set as a leader was entirely instrumental.
Penelope Kokkinides is hopeful that the CMS Administrator Seema Verma will work on releasing adequate funds as for the Medicare Advantage plans in Puerto Rico. Kokkinides highlights that this would be the most appropriate thing to do, to make sure that the Puerto Rico Medicaid system does not collapse eventually due to inadequate funding. In case the Medicaid system in Puerto Rico fails, the residents will be forced to flee to the states. While in the states, Puerto Rico residents will still have a hard time trying to access Medicare since the Medicaid costs are somewhat extravagant over there.
Medicare Advantage is the most popular health plan on the island of Puerto Rico. The Medicare plans are availed by the likes of PMC Medicare Choice, MMM Healthcare, and two InnovaCare subsidiaries. The beneficiaries of this health care plans are more than 560,000 individuals.
Far from that, during the meeting at the White House, the respective guests also discussed the importance of women when it comes to healthcare. President Donald Trump highlighted that the various healthcare professionals who attended the meeting were women and they have played a significant role when it comes to healthcare and saving lives by offering their services diligently.