* Exceptions to the nonhospital condition exist for critical access hospitals or inpatient prospective payment hospitals with 100 or fewer beds.
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 many years’ experience assisting physicians form integrated delivery systems. He has spoken and written nationally to primary care physicians on the strategies and practicalities of forming or joining ACOs. This article is meant to be educational and does not constitute legal advice. For additional information, readers may contact the author at firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-821-6612.