Linda Shields, RN, BSN
Linda Shields has more than 25 years of uniquely diversified strategic and operational healthcare experience in both the private and public sectors.
Her breadth of experience in the payer, provider, employer and regulatory arenas, crossing commercial and public settings, provides Linda with a broad, strategic and operational understanding of the emerging market trends, challenges, opportunities and solutions.
Before joining HMA, Linda worked as vice president of states and payers for The Lewin Group where she led the effort for managed care strategy and operations, healthcare delivery transformation, quality and performance driven outcomes, regulatory compliance, and operational improvement and effectiveness. She served in the capacity of project director, subject matter expert and task lead for multiple engagements with state and federal governments, managed care organizations, foundations and providers.
She has also worked in the private sector with commercial insurers, self and fully-insured national and international employer groups, and Taft Hartley Funds on care delivery strategy and operations, benefit design, targeted care management programs, coalition building, value-based payment, contracting, provider networks and data driven innovations.
Linda has extensive experience working with Medicare, Medicaid, dual eligibles, federal demonstrations and waivers, grants, public and private sector health plans, labor unions, physician associations, integrated delivery systems, administrative services only plans, national and international employers, and the pharmaceutical industry.
She is a registered nurse and has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from The College of New Jersey.