Dr. Richard Shinto serves as President and CEO of InnovaCare Health. Dr. Shinto has more than 30 years of clinical and operational healthcare experience in managed care, with a proven track record of innovative, physician-led care models that improve quality, patient satisfaction, and financial performance.
From 2008 until its sale in 2012, he served as President and CEO of Aveta, Inc. Dr. Shinto’s extensive experience spans across his roles as CEO of NAMM California, COO and CMO for Medical Pathways Management Company, Corporate Vice President of Medical Management for MedPartners and CMO for Cal Optima Health Plan.
From 2012 to 2021, Dr. Shinto also served as President and CEO of MMM Healthcare, Puerto Rico’s largest and oldest Medicare Advantage (MA) plan. Under InnovaCare leadership, MMM grew to become the ninth-largest MA plan in the country, serving more than 275,000 MA members and 314,000 Medicaid members. The plan received and maintained Puerto Rico’s first ever 4.5-star quality rating from CMS. In 2021, MMM was purchased by Anthem Inc.
Dr. Shinto serves on many industry and charitable boards, including AHIP (formerly America’s Health Insurance Plans), America’s Physician Groups, and the Financial Solvency Standards Board for California Dept. of Managed Care.
Dr. Shinto received his Bachelor of Science from the University of California at Irvine, his medical degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and his M.B.A. from the University of Redlands.