RALEIGH, N.C. – Smith Anderson Partner, Julian D. “Bo” Bobbitt Jr., recently authored an article in the June 2012 edition of The Physician Organizations Practice Group, a publication of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA). The article is entitled Physician Involvement in ACOs: An Overview and Real-World Examples. Mr. Bobbitt identifies key legal issues affecting accountable care organizations (ACOs), eight essential elements of an ACO and real world examples to understand the concept and cultural changes of ACOs. His analysis of having a general understanding of ACOs assists legal counsel in guiding their clients successfully with their healthcare concerns.
The Physician Organizations Practice Group addresses issues encountered in physician-hospital joint ventures and contractual arrangements, credentialing practices, physician group practice structures, compensation methodologies, and the current professional liability insurance crisis.
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About Bo Bobbitt
Mr. Bobbitt leads Smith Anderson’s Regulatory team. For over 30 years, he has focused his practice on providing business advice to physicians and health care organizations. He is the principal general, health, antitrust, and managed care counsel to many groups, including state and national health care associations, risk management consulting organizations, large and small medical practices, individual health care practitioners, hospital medical staffs, and physician-owned integrated delivery systems. A frequent invited speaker and published author, Mr. Bobbitt speaks nationally to legal and medical audiences and his articles on health law issues have appeared in legal and medical journals.