Renown Health Credits Expansion to A Potentially Greater Need for Medical Clinics in The Future

In an article by Northern Nevada Business Weekly, Renown Health was featured due to their recent expansion into the South Reno area. Renown Health is opening a family practice clinic in the area at the Summit Mall. The clinic will focus on primary care services and also have a laboratory with the possibility of adding services in the future.

The Medical Director of Renown Medical Group, Dr. McCormack spoke with a representative of Northern Nevada Business Weekly in an interview stating that the facility was designed to be more inviting and comfortable for those seeking services. He stated that when a patient comes into the facility they wanted it to look like their living room. The space will also be flexible enough to add more services and even has a conference room where medical staff can consult with patients on their healthcare needs.

The space has the flexibility to add more services in the future but McCormack stated that with recent events concerning healthcare with the Trump administration that they may delay such services until further developments due to the repeal and replacement of Obamacare.

The facility is 10,000 square feet and covers three vacant store fronts. Dr. McCormack stated that Renown Health had been looking to make a big push in primary care clinics as more people flood the area they are moving into South Reno or Spanish Springs.

Renown Health is northern Nevada’s largest and only integrated not-for-profit health system. Operating as a non-profit allows funding to stay in the local area and Renown Health reinvests those funds into people, programs, equipment and the local community.

Renown is a nationally recognized healthcare leader with a firm commitment to patient care. They have a dedicated staff and state of the art facilities and also provides training for future doctors and nurses. They are a firm believer in excellence in healthcare.

COPA

 

The Copastar, opening its doors in Copacabana, is literally the star of Rede D’Or in Rio. It will join the portfolio of eight other hospitals in the group, with the difference being the cutting-edge unit. You will have, for example, innovative techniques in neurosurgery and cardiac surgery.

 

– Even in times of crisis, we persist and continue growing attentive to quality, and thus maintaining the loyalty of doctors and patients. We seek to offer technical quality and state-of-the-art equipment and infrastructure, as well as innovation and highly competent professionals – says director Rodrigo Gavina.

 

In the last 12 months, Rede D’Or has been expanding outpatient services, with new medical offices in the network units. Another novelty was the inauguration of the pediatric emergency in Barra D’Or, at the beginning of 2016.

 

In other recent Copa news, it appears the National Agency for Supplementary Health (ANS) has released the list of hospitals that meet important quality criteria to measure the standard of care provided to the population. The data show the performance of the establishments according to three indicators: accreditation, hospital readmission rate and patient safety. This is the first time that ANS has provided information on providers’ attributes, providing subsidies so that consumers can monitor and evaluate services. Of the list of 131 hospitals, 15 are from Rede D’Or São Luiz, among them Copa D’Or, Rios D’Or and State Children’s Hospital in Rio de Janeiro.

 

“Quality is a priority for ANS and this classification of hospitals brings transparency and security to the health system,” says ANS Sector Development Director, Martha Oliveira. “We will soon expand the evaluation for the Diagnosis and Therapy Support Services (SADT) and for the offices and we will expand the discussion about quality of the Quality Assurance Program of the Service Providers (Qualiss)”, explains the director.

 

The list of accredited hospitals shows all establishments that have the highest quality certification issued by accrediting health care institutions. Currently, 87% of the hospitals in Rede D’Or São Luiz have accreditation. Accreditation is an external verification procedure of institutional resources and processes adopted by institutions and measures the quality of care through a set of previously established standards. Its voluntary nature presupposes that only those institutions that are genuinely interested in improving the quality of their services qualify for evaluation. Visit their facebook page.

InnovaCare Health Supports Growth of Medicare Advantage Plans

InnovaCare Health is a highly-prominent source of managed healthcare services within the North America region and provides the healthcare needs of more than 475,000 beneficiaries in Puerto Rico. The company provides its members with high-quality Medicaid and Medicare plans by developing innovative provider network models.

Medicare Advantage, also known as Medicare Part C, provides an alternative to “Traditional Medicare”, referred to as Part A and Part B. The Medicare Advantage plans differ because they reimburse services directly, and not through a customary care plan. Additionally, they provide hearing and wellness benefits, which are excluded from traditional Medicare coverage.

Medicare Advantage plans have grown substantially in recent years. Enrollment grew from 5.4 million in 2005 to an incredible 17.5 million in 2015, and enrollment is expected to rise. InnovaCare Health has a network of almost 8,000 providers which places the company in a great position to support this continued growth.

Read more: InnovaCare Health Announces Three Additions to Leadership

InnovaCare Health and its leadership focus greatly on its member-provider relations and the costs involved. Earlier this year, the company publicized its involvement in assisting the U.S. health system with establishing reimbursement schedules exclusively on quality results.

Penelope Kokkinides has served as InnovaCare Health’s Chief Administrative Officer since 2015. Ms. Kokkinides previously held the position of VP for Care and Disease Management within her tenure at AmeriChoice. She has over two decades of healthcare experience in which she has dedicated her career to government programs. This expertise has been instrumental with the cost-efficiency efforts of the Medicare and Medicaid programs within InnovaCare Health, as well as their overall infrastructure.

Chief Executive Officer Dr. Rick Shinto has extensive managed care knowledge with 20 years of medical experience and he has an exceptional internal medicine career. Dr. Shinto was Chief Medical Officer of North America Medical Management in Ontario, California. He received his medical degree from Stony Brook University in New York.

Based upon June 2016 financial results, InnovaCare Health greatly increased its Standard & Poor’s (S&P) rating. This highly regarded status is due to the company continuing their successful effort for progressive and unrelenting cost-effective performance of its Medicare Advantage plans and its more recently launched Government Health Plan (Medicaid) operations.

Learn more about InnovaCare Health: http://innovacarehealth.com/