It is critical that Barton Associates is positioned to provide the high quality, efficient, flexible, and multi-specialty staffing solutions ACOs need to succeed.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) March 27, 2012
Barton Associates, a leading national locum tenens physician and nurse practitioner staffing and recruiting agency, prepares to effectively support emerging Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Barton Associates (http://www.bartonassociates.com) is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts with additional national healthcare staffing centers in Hardwick, Massachusetts, Enfield, Connecticut, and Jupiter, Florida.
Barton Associates is excited to announce preparations to efficiently and effectively support the physician and nurse practitioner staffing needs of emerging Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Barton Associates forecasts significant growth in demand for locum tenens staffing services in 2012 and beyond as the implementation of ACOs, a key component of the Affordable Care Act, accelerates across the United States. This growth in demand is expected to impact a wide variety of medical specialties.
“It appears that locum tenens staffing will play a key role in supporting the success of many emerging Accountable Care Organizations. It is critical that Barton Associates is positioned to provide the high quality, efficient, flexible, and multi-specialty staffing solutions ACOs need to succeed,” said MaryAnn Stolgitis, Vice President of Operations, Barton Associates.
In order to be successful, ACOs must provide high quality care that meets or exceeds quality metrics, according to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). In order to do so, healthcare facilities will need highly-skilled, well-trained locums. Barton recruiters will continue to focus on building an industry-leading network of highly-skilled doctors and nurse practitioners, capable of providing the level of care needed to allow ACOs to meet quality outcome metrics.
In addition, ACOs are rewarded for reducing costs and must be efficient and lean. Barton Associates’ locum tenens staffing services give ACOs the ability to increase and decrease staffing levels quickly and efficiently in response to shifts in patient volume without the expense, inflexibility, and potential delay associated with hiring a full time employee. Locums placed within ACOs must also be capable of learning and adjusting to dynamic new processes and technologies, such as Electronic Medical Records (EMR) software. Barton’s recruiting teams have long focused on quality and skill, which makes the company well-positioned to support efficient ACO operations.
Furthermore, ACOs will need to have the resources in place to provide comprehensive patient services across a wide variety of medical specialties in order to maximize intra-organizational efficiency and keep patients in-network, according to Jason Daeffler, Marketing Director, Barton Associates. Barton Associates is confident that locum tenens staffing will play a critical role in maintaining a comprehensive staffing mix, and will continue to expand recruiting efforts beyond traditional practice areas to ensure its network of physicians and nurse practitioners includes the medical specialties ACOs will need to thrive.
Barton Associates is committed to providing the flexible, efficient, and high-quality physician and nurse practitioner locum tenens services ACOs will need to succeed. Learn more about Barton Associates at http://www.bartonassociates.com.
Barton Associates is a leading national locum tenens staffing firm serving physicians, nurse practitioners, and medical facilities and practices across the U.S., from national staffing offices in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Florida.