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InnovaCare Participates In HHS Initiative To Reform Payment Models

InnovaCare has announced its participation in the LAN’s (Learning and Action Network) mission of transitioning health care payments to alternate modes. LAN is targeting to change 30% of the United States’ health care payment methods to alternate payment modes (APMs) by end of 2016 and 50% by 2018. Being an LAN committed partner, InnovaCare Health is supporting this initiative in order to accelerate the transition of the payment modes. The company has set goals that support the reform and intends to share the progress with LAN.

Through its CEO and president, Rick Shinto, InnovaCare announced that they would participate in the data survey for their Medicaid and Medicare Advantage Plans and classify payments according to the APM Framework. Richard added that the announcement reflects InnovaCare’s deep commitment to improve the healthcare industry. Taking part in the payment modes reform enhances the firm’s mission to redefine healthcare management through provision of innovative, cost-effective and coordinated care for patients on Bloomberg. Dr. Shinto explained that through alternate payment modes, InnovaCare would strengthen patient-provider bond within its networks.

LAN was created because of the demand to align payment modes among the private, public sectors of healthcare systems in the U.S. HHS launched the initiative in March 2015, with the intent to transform the healthcare industry. The alternate payment modes are methods where patients make payments depending on the quality instead of the quantity of healthcare services received. LAN has close to 100 top-committed partners from public, private and non-profit organizations that work together to enhance the healthcare system. Penelope Kokkinides, the chief administrative officer of InnovaCare, was hopeful that working together with other LAN’s devoted partners would help the company to improve its quality of services.
About InnovaCare Health

InnovaCare is the leading provider of Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicaid. In addition, the company offers physician practice services. Through the creation of sustainable and cost-effective models that are integrated with advanced technology, the company strives to offer high quality healthcare to its clients. InnovaCare operates two main Medicare Advantage Plans in Puerto Rico; PMC Medicare Choice and MMM Healthcare. It serves close to 200,000 people through a network of over 7,500 service providers.

In addition, the firm runs two Medicaid plans in Puerto Rico’s Government Health Plan (GHP) where it offers wide benefit coverage through coordinated care modes on LinkedIn. The leadership team includes Richard Shinto, M.D. and Penelope Kokkinides. The others are Christopher Joyce, Michael Sortino, S Bjasker, Jonathan Meyers and Daniel Straus.

Highland Capital Management’s CEO Jim Dondero Thinks The Dallas Foundation Can Manage The Firm’s $3 Million Charitable Budget

Jim Dondero, the charismatic CEO of the Dallas-based investment firm Highland Capital Management is as cautious with the firm’s charitable giving budget as he is with their hedge fund partner’s investment money. That’s why Dondero teamed up with Mary Jalonick at the Dallas Foundation. The Dallas Foundation raises money for civic organizations in Dallas that need help and Highland Capital has an annual philanthropic budget of more than $3 million. In fact, the Highland Capital budget is big enough that Dondero was instrumental in the hiring of Linda Owen. Linda Owen is the former Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation CEO. Owen is familiar with Dondero’s interests and she knows the Dallas Foundation has many of the same charitable interests. Having a major hedge fund manager as a charitable giving partner will help the Dallas Foundation immensely, according to Jalonick. Dondero said he was excited about the new agreement and the addition of Linda Owen.

Hedge fund investors and managers are an elite group. Hedge funds are only available to accredited investors, so they are not offered to the average investor. For years, hedge funds avoided direct regulatory supervision, so they operated with greater flexibility than mutual funds and other investment vehicles. But when the Great Recession hit Wall Street in 2007-08, the United States, and Europe decided to pass legislation that eliminated regulatory gaps.

Some hedge fund managers have fallen into a passive state where they rely on overall market gains instead of using their investment skills to produce decent returns. Alpha management is the term James Dondero uses to describe producing extra returns from acute investment skills. Dondero and Okada spoke at the Alpha Hedge West conference in San Francisco recently, and he said the value of investing in alternative credit funds has been a winning strategy for Highland Capital Management. The Highland Global Allocation fund is a $947 million fund that is a hybrid between a hedge and mutual fund, and it is up more than 20 percent in 2016, according to Jim Dondero. That’s why Dondero decided to team up with the Dallas Foundation. More charitable money may be available in 2016, and Linda Owen will use it wisely.


A Look at Diversant LLC as a Leader in the IT Staffing Industry

Diversant LLC ranks up as one of the biggest African-American held firms in the IT staffing industry, particularly in the United States. It also serves as a Minority Owned Business Enterprises that is fully registered or certified. Consequently, this places it in a better position of comprehending the importance of diversity as well as the challenges associated with attaining it in a corporate environment.

Since its inception through the merger between Info Technologies and Diversant Inc., Diversant has consistently strived to cater to varying IT staffing needs. As such, it supplies its clients with professionals who work on direct-hire, contract-to-hire as well as temporary basis. It has made this possible by identifying, vetting and recruiting qualified IT professionals through the help of its skilled and experienced Account Managers. The Account Managers work in close collaboration with the clients to spot their particular requirements or desires.

In a bid to ensure that clients are fully satisfied with their choices, Diversant offers a guarantee for all its IT professionals. As such, the customers are allowed to assess the capabilities or performance of the desired professionals for a week. Those clients who area not pleased with the work of the preferred professional are not charged for services rendered in that week.

John Goullet’s’ reputation and expertise in the IT staffing sector has elicited extensive talks in the corporate scene. Before founding Info Technologies in 1994, Goullet held a professional career as an IT consultant whereby he served a myriad of companies including Computer Sciences Corporation, 3D Information Services, The Constell Group, TSR Consultants as well as Cap Gemini America. Joining the IT staffing industry through the inception of Info Technologies Inc., marked a significant breakthrough in his career and life, as the venture was successful.

Through Info Technologies, John Goullet assisted top Fortune 500 entities around the United States in meeting their IT requirements or needs. This was possible since Goullet held a better understanding of the IT sector as well as emerging market trends. The success of the company was depicted by its rank on Inc. Magazine’s list at the eighth position among other 500 fastest-developing privately-owned companies. Since joining Diversant, he serves as an executive head of the company whereby he serves as its Principal.


Financial Expert Brad Reifler Shares 3 Problems Investors Face

Brad Reifler is a savvy investor and smart businessman. Over the span of his 20 year career he has helped thousands of individuals secure their financial future by making smart investments.

For the bulk of his career Reifler focused on helping accredited investors, which are those who make at least $200,000 a year, or have a net worth of at least $1 million not including their home. Reifler was basically a Wall Street guy helping the rich get richer.

That is until one day he had a serious wake up call. When his father in law, who had just turned 80 at the time, asked him to invest his life savings, Reifler realized there was something seriously wrong with the way things are set up.

Here are three big problems Reifler says every small investor has to deal with:

#1 – Extremely High Fees

If there is one thing Wall Street loves, its charging small investors unbelievably high fees. Most management firms will charge fees even if their clients don’t get results. This means the brokers are getting richer while the clients are suffering.

#2 – Limited Investment Options

If you don’t make at least $200,000 year, the government doesn’t believe you are smart enough to have access to certain investment options. You are basically stuck investing in stocks that never produce the results you are after.

#3 – Your Only Option Is The Stock Market

Again, since you are considered a non accredited investor, you don’t have access to the best possible investment options. You are basically limited to the stock market which is extremely risky. One bad move and you could wipe out your entire savings.

About Brad Reifler

According to Wikipedia, Brad Reifler is the Founder and CEO of Forefront Capital, LLC. He has been a part of the world of finance since the 80’s and has built a reputation for being one of the most trust professionals in the industry.

Reilfer founded Forefront Capital, LLC as a way to level the playing field and ensure all investors, regardless of their income, have access to the best possible investment options.

Sam Tabar, The Real Deal

The legal world is notoriously difficult to make waves in very quickly. Despite it being so difficult to do anything at all in the legal industry, Sam Tabar has done quite a bit in just a few years. Tabar is widely respected as one of the greatest attorneys and capital strategists in the world. He first worked with the New York-based law firm Skadden, Arps, Slater, and Meagher & Flom LLP. Although it was and is a law firm, it was here that he really proved himself a business genius. He proved so apt at business management that he eventually moved into the all business sector.

He then moved on to work for the SPARX Group where he was Co-Head of Business Development and Managing Director. Tabar left SPARX Group to take the position of Director and the Head of Capital Strategy at The Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Tabar did exceedingly well during these years. He was successful in his entirely business career and could very well have continued a very prosperous career in this same vein. One of Tabar’s most winning points that really helped him with business clients was being a real people person. He was very well liked throughout the industry by everyone with whom he came into contact.

But Tabar decided it was time to move back into the legal sector. He reentered the legal arena via Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP. Here he quickly made a big name for himself again as the firm’s Senior Associate. Tabar is currently working for FullCycle Fund. Under FullCycle Fund, he was first just an associate, but was quickly put in charge of capital strategy and business development. You can find out more details about Sam Tabar and see some of his personal pictures. on his active Instagram account.

Danilo Diaz Granados Conjured Up Imagery of Miami Luxury

Danilo Diaz Granados is building a name for himself in the Miami area. He has presented a lavish lifestyle that has given a lot of people access to the lifestyle that they only see in magazines or videos. The Dom Perignon and champagne popping events are giving him a reputation as someone that knows how to throw a party.

As with any aspect of marketing, there has to be someone that has the ability to show what they are selling in an alluring way. People have to want it. That is what Danilo has managed to do. He has made people stop and take a look at what is going on in the Miami area. Granados has become the person that has made people look at the possibilities of lavish living. He has the events in place that are going to draw the customers to the Toys for Boys boutique. This may be one of the most important parts of getting potential customers in place. When the business has a co-founder like Danilo Diaz Granados in place the business is bound to get the exposure that is needed.

Granados has a degree in economics, but he has really shown his skills in marketing. He has managed to become a person that has put a spotlight on Latino lavishness in the Miami community. It was a void that he felt the need to fill. He made his way into this business of high end art, luxury watches, high priced real estate and exotic cars. It was something that he was passionate about, and that gave him the ability to market these things with grace. He has managed to build a concrete network of friends and associates that have given luxury a name. Granados has become the connection to southern Florida luxury.  Check out Danilo’s WordPress blog to learn more about the man, and his mission.

Kyle Bass Is Covering His Greed with Faux Concern for Consumers

In an interview with Gary Kaminsky and Maria Bartiromo of Fox Business Network’s (FBN) Wall Street Week Friday, Kyle Bass predicted a Chinese market crash similar to the one the US experienced in 2008. Bass assured the interviewers that China wouldn’t have a “Lehman moment,” because the Asian market lacks the interconnection with other markets–as the US had with Europe in 2008—but the Chinese decline will end with the recapitalizing of their banking system, similar to what the US did after 2008.

Bass, Founder and Principal of Hayman Capital Management, has built a sordid reputation since 2008, when he was regarded as a financial luminary by accurately predicting the subprime mortgage crash. This came after his meeting with Bear Sterns in 2006, warning them of the impending disaster. Bass has since built a facade of concern for the consumer in the interest of lining his own pockets.

Bass has ties to Erich Spangenberg–who formed the Coalition for Affordable Drugs–is notorious for shorting pharmaceutical stock and profiting from the sale. In the process, stock prices go down, Spangenberg makes a substantial amount of money, pharmaceutical prices go up while research funding also increases, and consumers bear the brunt of this chicanery.

Bass’ concern for the consumer is just a facade for his desire to increase his bottom line. In his FBN interview, Bass alluded to his ties to Spangenberg, claiming that consumer-friendly prices of pharmaceuticals have increased in the past year. Bass expressed concern for the “divide between the haves and the have-nots,” before going on to say that the US will need to increase personal income taxes and cut corporate tax in order to compete globally.

In addition to his shady Wall Street ties, Bass is currently preoccupied with the Argentine economy, and has defended former president Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s risky financial moves, including the default on the country’s sovereign debt. Bass has criticized court rulings in the creditor’s favor, saying it’s immoral for creditors to demand countries like Argentina to repay their debts, likening it to a hostage situation.

Duda Melzer And His Family’s Successful Business


Duda Melzer is an individual that is very well known and loved in the country of Brazil. Duda Melzer is the president and the chairman of Grupo RBS. Grupo RBS is a very well-known media conglomerate. Apart from being the president of Grupo RBS, Duda Melzer is also the chairman of eBrix. EBIX is also very lucrative digital investment company. Duda Melzer is a member of many different boards with very well-known foundations in the country of Brazil.

Duda Melzer went to PUC-RS and graduated with a degree in business administration. Later on, he moved to the United States and he was able to get his MBA at Harvard University. Duda Melzer began his career working in the United States. Duda Melzer was able to successfully learn English and Spanish, and both of those languages have greatly helped him in his career. Duda Melzer worked as a consultant for Booze Allen Hamilton; he went on to work at Delfi, and he also was the Director General of Boxtop Media. Duda Melzer continued on with the legacy of his family business, and in 2015 he was chosen to be on the list of Leaders at the Cambridge Institute for Family Enterprise.

John A. Davis was a big influence for Duda Melzer, because he was an expert when it came to family business, and he was able to give him professional advice. Duda Melzer has been able to use his professors advice, and he was able to implement strategic concepts in his family’s business.


Shaygan Helps Build Coriant Grow

Coriant wants to have a much more diverse business, but the only way for them to get that is to hire a better CEO. They have hired Shaygan Kheradpir to run the business, and he is one of the best people in the world for this kind of thing. He is actually an executive who came over from Verizon. He is a doctoral level engineer, and he worked for GTE Labs before he was at Verizon. He started making the best cell phones in the industry, and he helped release them faster than anybody.

There are a lot of people who are trying to enter the cell phone market, and the only way to make this work is to have a better set of devices. Shaygan Kheradpir knows how to get those devices out fast, and he also knows how to make better phones that people will want to buy. He is very familiar with the marketing that was used at Verizon, and he will bring a lot of that knowledge and information over to Coriant. The company will have a lot better marketing, and it will be the best place for people to come when they want to try something new.

There is a lot to be done at Coriant, but they already have the most powerful networks in the world. They have come together as a conglomerate to attack the cell phone market, and they want to have the best phones to sell to people who are really interested in something that is fresh and new. Coriant has to do that if they want to be a healthy company, and they also need to make sure that they are offering the best plans on a network that is really strong and easy to use.

There are a lot of things that Shaygan Kheradpir can do to make Coriant into the best company in the cell phone industry, and they will be able to steal a lot of customers because they will have a better network and new phones. They believe that they can use Shaygan Kheradpir to make the same kind of change that Verizon made long ago. Coriant will be the most popular company in the industry, and the company will be able to make more money as they have customers flood in the doors when they offer their first phones and their first plans on their consolidated network.

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Duda Melzer Has A New Post At RBS Group

RBS Group is a great company that is one of the largest in Brazil, and it is a great place where people can have wonderful careers for themselves. Duda Melzer started at RBS Group in the 90s while he was working on things that made his company more profitable and visible to the people. Everyone who wants to shop in retail stores ran into more and more stores that were set up by Duda Melzer, and he brokered many deals to bring new companies to the country.

There are a lot of things happening in the Brazilian economy that are making it emerge quickly. The Olympics and World Cup have pushed a lot of economic progress, and Duda Melzer has been at the heart of a lot of it. He wants to be sure that the RBS Group is as diverse as it can be so that it can survive in a much larger and more robust economy. There are a lot of people who will be able to shop with retail stores that RBS Group brought to Brazil, and the economy will start to expand more when it has access to more retail options.

Duda Melzer is becoming the CEO of RBS Group at the perfect time for his nation. He has a position where he can make Brazil a better place to live, and he also has a chance to change the way that the Brazilian economy works. He has made many deals that have brought in retail establishments, and he wants to keep growing the retail volume of the country at the same time his company manages financial options for its people. RBS Group will help push Brazil into the future, and Duda Melzer will be the leader that sees the Brazilian people to a brighter tomorrow.