The ACO, or Accountable Care Organization, is in place to bring together groups of doctors and other medical professionals voluntarily to give coordinated and high-quality healthcare to their Medicare patients. The goal of this type of organization is to provide the patient with more personal and face to face time with their doctors and help to avoid repeated or unnecessary care and services while providing the specific care and attention they need when they need it.
Medical Scribes have been gaining in popularity in recent years especially since the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. The act made it possible for everyone to have affordable health insurance but this also means that patient and doctor face time could be lessened due to the higher volume of patients that the emergency department, clinics, and outpatient centers are now required to see.
Most people probably wonder why they waited so long in the waiting room for an appointment that they set up weeks ago, and then cringe when they only spend a short amount of time with the doctor. You were rushed in and out so quick that your head spun and you might have forgotten to ask all those questions that had been swimming around in your head leading up to this appointment.