The good news is that, when properly informed and invited to help shape high-value patient care, providers want to and will do the right thing.
Mr. Bobbitt is a senior partner and head of the health law group at the Smith Anderson law firm in Raleigh, N.C. He has spoken and written nationally to primary care physicians on the strategies and practicalities of forming or joining ACOs. Mr. Bobbitt is grateful for the excellent lead research and drafting of this article by Ms. Poe. This article is meant to be educational and does not constitute legal advice. For additional information, readers may contact the author at [email protected] or at 919-821-6612.