50 Most Influential Clinical Executives - 2019
Dr. Richard Shinto
President and CEO, InnovaCare Health
Under Shinto’s leadership, the managed-care company launched new provider engagement programs. Physician practices that participated in the company’s Medicare Advantage plan saw their average CMS quality star ratings increase by 23%. The practices decreased total bed days by 10% and reduced per-member monthly medical costs by 13%. Shinto led one of the first relief efforts to Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria carved its path of destruction in September 2017. He traveled with caravans to devastated communities to provide care and assisted with emergency evacuations. In the months following the disaster, InnovaCare helped raise more than $4 million to support relief efforts.