Linda Shelton shares information on Patient Centered Medical Homes (PCMH), incentives for PCMHs, and how chiropractors can participate. She describes the Affordable Care Act, healthcare incentives with descriptions of payment reforms, including the benefits of better care for patients, emphasizing how pro-active and focused on patient outcomes the PCMH concept is. In particular, Shelton reviews opportunities for chiropractors.

Why you should watch

Gain a better understanding of the benefits offered by Patient Centered Medical Homes within communities.


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Linda Shelton, Partner at Discern Health, has more than 30 years of experience developing programs focused on innovations in health care. Her areas of expertise include physician performance measurement, the patient-centered medical home, pay-for-performance and transparency, and health IT adoption.

Linda has a master’s degree in health care administration from George Washington University and a bachelor’s degree from Tufts University. She has served as a speaker and task force participant for many national organizations, including eHI, the National Business Coalition on Health, the Care Continuum Alliance and the Health IT Summit.

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