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Medicare is a form of federal health insurance offered administered by the Social Security Administration. Medicare was designed to provide health care for senior citizens. While most participants normally choose an original medicare plan, other opt for the Medicare Advantage plan, or a Medicare Private plan. These plans are contracted through the government and must pay a fixed amount per participant to provide Medicare services. The two most common Medicare Advantage programs are Health Maintenance Organization (HMO) and Preferred Provider Organizations. Medicare premiums are far less expensive than that of a policy from a typical health insurance provider, making it more budget friendly for retired and senior citizens, who may be living on a fixed income. Each Medicare Advantage plan must include an out-of-pocket expenses limit. This means, that the participant will need to either reach this amount before Medicare will pay for a certain service, of that this is the maximum amount that the individual will be required to pay. If you enroll in Medicare Advantage, you are still a participant of Medicare which means that your more costly procedures will be covered under this plan, making it less costly for you.

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Joining a Medicare Advantage plan is simple, and there are many plan options available. If you are currently a Medicare part A and B participant, live within the plan provider’s service area, and do not have End-Stage Renal Disease you are eligible to enroll. This process can be made easier with help of managed care organizations. InnovaCare Health is recognized as one of the largest managed care providers. They specialize in the coordination of care for more than 275,000 medicare recipients as well as coordination for 270,000 private care recipients. InnovaCare Health is headquartered in Fort Lee, New Jersey and prides itself in always putting patients first.

At InnovaCare their belief is that quality medical care is the end goal of each and everything they do. Dr. Rick Shinto is the current President and Chief Executive and has over 20 years of experience with managed care in both a clinical, and operational respect. Serving alongside Dr. Shinto is Penelope Kokkinides. Penelope Kokkinides is currently InnovaCares Chief Administrative Officer. She posses over 20 years of experience with health care as well as government programs like Medicare and Medicaid. The education and experience of these two leaders play a major role in InnovaCares success and the satisfaction of its patients and providers.

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