Joseph Caruncho Helping To Reform Healthcare System As Creator Chief Executive Of Preferred Care Partners
Written by Miami Today on February 8, 2007
It was not long ago that when you thought of health care for the elderly, the initials HMO sprang to mind. But for the past six years, the buzz in the health-care arena has been PSO (for provider-sponsored organization) as the model to watch. And its advent is due in large part to a local attorney.
He is Cuban native Joseph Caruncho, 48, who established Preferred Care Partners in 2001 as Florida’s first and the country’s third PSO, a Medicare-Plus health plan owned by physicians providing care. He continues to be responsible for developing its revolutionary strategic plan and overseeing its implementation in Miami-Dade and Broward counties with a view to expansion into Central Florida.
Mr. Caruncho was interviewed by Miami Today international editor Michael Hayes. This is an excerpt from the weekly profile article published in Miami Today. To read the entire article in full, order this issue or subscribe to the print edition of Miami Today.