FORT LEE, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 15, 2018--Officials with InnovaCare Health, a leading provider of integrated healthcare services and value-based solutions, are pleased to welcome two executives to the organization’s leadership team.

Peter Zafris joins InnovaCare as Vice President of Sales and Marketing. With a strong background in managed care strategic planning and business development, Zafris has held leadership positions at several leading healthcare organizations. Most recently, he served as the Vice President of Business Development at InsightinHealth, a healthcare company that provides data-driven technology to payers, providers and distribution channels. In that role, he was responsible for building and executing the organization’s national business development strategy. Prior to InsightinHealth, he served in leadership capacities at leading healthcare organizations including Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Cigna and UnitedHealthcare.

Frank Izquierdo has been named Vice President of Corporate Contracting and Network Development. Izquierdo brings more than 25 years of healthcare management operations experience, with a focus on Medicare Advantage plans, and has extensive knowledge about the Medicare risk environment. Prior to joining InnovaCare, he served as a consultant for Fortune 500 healthcare companies and was instrumental in launching and advancing several value-based solutions. For example, Izquierdo advised entrepreneurs launching a management services organization (MSO) startup created to manage a risk arrangement between a Medicare Advantage health maintenance organization (HMO) and a multi-specialty physician group in southeast Florida. His previous experience also includes several leadership roles at Vista, a Coventry Healthcare plan based in Hollywood, Fla.

“At InnovaCare Health, we are committed to further strengthening our leadership team so we can continue to grow and solidify our position as a national leader in value-based healthcare,” said Dr. Richard Shinto, President and Chief Executive Officer. “These professionals bring a strong leadership style and a history of success that will be invaluable to our organization. We are glad to welcome Peter and Frank to our team and look forward to their meaningful contributions.”

Headquartered in Fort Lee, N.J., InnovaCare Health is a leading provider of integrated healthcare services and value-based solutions. The company primarily focuses on government health plans, as well as provider integration and management, to create progressive population health models that are sustainable, cost-effective and fully integrated with advanced technologies.

About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare Health improves the lives of members and physicians through innovative solutions for value-based healthcare. In each unique market the company serves, InnovaCare works across the healthcare ecosystem – with patients, providers, payers and other partners – to increase access to high-quality, affordable care.

Based in Fort Lee, N.J., InnovaCare has been on the forefront of value-based care for more than a decade, distributing risk and developing proprietary technologies to inspire patient and provider engagement. Through an integrated portfolio of health plans, medical service organizations, clinical networks and more, InnovaCare manages nearly 500,000 lives, including more than 100,000 dual-eligible beneficiaries. The company’s Medicare and Medicare Advantage plans have received NCQA accreditation and 4.5-star quality ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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