Penelope Kokkinides is a well known esteemed lady who has had a significant impact in the realm of healthcare. For a long time, she has shown astounding leadership abilities in the sector. These leadership competencies together with her educational background have greatly influenced her positions in all the government organizations she has worked for.
Kokkinides went to the University of Binghamton where she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in classical languages and biological sciences. Afterward, she enrolled with the University of New York where she acquired a master’s degree in public health and social work. Her knowledge and background seem to have greatly influenced her ingenuity, notwithstanding her entrepreneurial opportunities. Kokkinides has indeed achieved a lot of experience from her Medicare job along with state programs for a quite some years now.
From August 2016 to date;
The renowned lady has been privileged to work as the Affiliate Vice Chairman for Care Management and Disease Management at AmeriChoice. Apart from contributing a great deal to the innovation and implementation of a healthcare system, she has also managed to work as the Chief Administrative Officer at InnovaCare Health Solution.
From 2006 to 2012,
She has worked as a Chief Operating Officer at Aveta Inc.
She has also served as the CEO of Touchstone Health HMO Inc.
Her Contributions into Fixing Puerto Rico Healthcare Disaster
InnovaCare Inc. is regarded as the top-rated Medicare Advantage and Medicaid organization responsible for the supply of healthcare-related products and services within Puerto Rico. Being that she is the Head Administrative Officer for InnovaCare, Ms. Kokkinides was among the eight women invited for the Women Healthcare Panel that was held in the White House.
Ms. Kokkinides met with President Donald Trump along with the present CMS Director, Seema Verma. Besides the universal federal healthcare laws, Ms. Penelope Kokkinides also mentioned the challenges affecting the healthcare segment in Puerto Rico.
Exclusively, Ms. Kokkinides evinced the need and benefit of increasing the funds issued to the finance Medicare Advantage in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. She also singled out the federal funding for the Medicare Advantage in Puerto Rico as facing a tremendous and continuous decrease in amounts allocated.
Throughout the meeting, Ms. Kokkinides restated the importance of mending the unnecessary cuts in financing for Medicare Advantage in Puerto Rico. In the comment, the innovative leader realized asserted that if at all the Medicaid program happens to collapse in Puerto Rico, a larger population of the Island would be compelled to migrate to the States. This would rather double the cost of the program. Based on her proposal, president Trump promised to come up with conditions that would favor the healthcare systems of Puerto Rico.