Raleigh, N.C. – Bo Bobbitt, a partner at Smith Anderson and head of the Firm’s Health Care practice, was recently quoted by the Clinical Endocrinology News Digital Network as part of its “Top Health News” section where he shared insight on the legal landscape for Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), possible pitfalls for physicians and the importance of developing best practice guidelines.
"It can be a legal minefield, but it is navigable," Mr. Bobbitt said. "As an attorney and health care adviser, I try to convey that yes, there are legal issues – novel legal issues – but at the same time, this is such a positive improvement to health care, it is navigable if done right."
The article continues that, “Having a strong voice will empower physicians and assure ACO guidelines act as a lawsuit shield, rather than a sword.”
About Bo Bobbitt
Bo Bobbitt has many years of 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. He has been featured in The Best Lawyers in America® for Health Care Law since 1997 and was named by that publication as “Lawyer of the Year” in Raleigh for Health Care Law (2013). To learn more, visit his bio at www.SmithLaw.com
About Smith Anderson
Since our founding in 1912, Smith Anderson has grown to more than 120 attorneys and is the largest law firm headquartered in North Carolina’s Research Triangle area. We serve clients ranging in size from large public companies to emerging growth businesses, providing a full range of legal services to assist our clients in accomplishing their goals. The knowledge and experience of our attorneys makes us well-positioned to handle the litigation and business matters that our clients face. For more information, please visit www.SmithLaw.com.