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MMS Group Explores New Opportunities for Placing Healthcare Contractors
Date:2/4/2013

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) February 04, 2013

The changing healthcare landscape is creating demand for contractors to fulfill specific roles for Medicaid and Medicare providers. With its vast network of healthcare professionals, the MMS Group plans to take advantage of those opportunities in 2013 and beyond, according to MMS Group President and CEO Richard Yadon.

Specifically, the MMS Group is targeting Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) that have been formed due to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA). The purpose of an ACO is to coordinate the care of Medicare patients, although Yadon believes it could eventually extend to Medicaid and the commercial markets.

Many people on Medicare are dealing with multiple conditions that require a variety of specialists, Yadon explained. There often is disjointed communication between the providers to determine what procedures have been completed. An ACO is a collection of healthcare providers ranging from hospitals to physicians offices and physical therapy providers that coordinate the care for each patient to eliminate the duplication of services with the end goal of lower costs and achieving better outcomes. Successful ACOs get to share a portion of the savings that is realized by coordinating that care.

Each provider within the ACO needs someone to serve as a Care Coordinator to oversee this effort. Care Coordinators can be registered nurses (RNs), licensed clinical social workers, or nurse practioners. Yadon believes that most of these care coordinators will be contractors. MMS Group places its contractors through the

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