Locum Tenens in Demand as ACOs Strive to Maintain Full Staff Coverage


When it comes to Accountable Care Organizations, or ACOs, growth in Locum Tenens demand is expected because these health systems will be under more pressure to maintain full staff coverage. According to Harold D. Miller, executive director of the Center for Healthcare Quality and Payment Reform in Pittsburgh, “Physicians who fill in gaps in schedules could provide a mechanism for ensuring that patients have prompt access to high-quality, cost-effective care and thereby achieve savings for an ACO.”

Since ACOs have become more prominent due to the health system reform, more responsibilities will be placed on Locum Tenens , which may result in better pay and bonus opportunities. If a Locum Physician can help an ACO meet, or exceed, its strict requirements and criteria, they may qualify for a bonus. Additionally, it’s speculated that some private insurers have ACO projects in the planning stages or already in operation, which could provide even more opportunities for Locum Physicians interested in ACO work.

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Author: Locum Jobs Online

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