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Julian D. Bobbitt, Jr.

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Claire Dodd
Phone: 919.821.6693


Bo Bobbitt’s practice focuses on providing strategic general counsel and regulatory guidance for health care organizations. He is involved in business planning, resolution of complex legal and health policy questions, and advanced negotiations for these clients. The legal issues involve antitrust, Stark, federal and state anti-kickback laws, managed care contracting, federal legislative and regulatory advocacy, HIPAA and related privacy and security laws. His practice is concentrated in the area of representing clinically-integrated hospital and physician organizations, physician-owned Health Information Technology companies, accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes, health information exchanges, and nonprofit and professional associations, to achieve process, outcomes and cost improvements in health care delivery. He has extensive experience in developing and drafting accountable care shared savings and other pay-for-performance contracts.

Bo has spoken nationally to both legal and medical audiences and written in both legal and medical journals concerning health law and policy issues. He is credited nationally for authoring a leading guide to Accountable Care (“The ACO Guide: How to Identify and Implement the Essential Elements for Accountable Care Organization Success”) from which health care providers and medical communities are developing accountable care networks.

  • American Bar Association
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • American Society of Medical Association Counsel
  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Board of Directors, Wake County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors, Urban Ministries of Wake County, Inc.
  • Board of Directors, WakeMed Foundation
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Health Care Law (1997-2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, “Lawyer of the Year,” Raleigh Health Care Law (2013)
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers (2006-2016)



  • Formation and ongoing general counsel representation of a nationally leading collaborative care organization with over 5000 health care providers and facilities
  • National practice in the formation, ongoing general counsel representation and strategic consulting of accountable care organizations qualifying for the Medicare Shared Savings and Advance Payment Model programs
  • Over 30 years' experience in negotiation of complex health care agreements and transactions
  • Formation of more than 30 Physician Organizations and Physician Hospital Organizations

News & Publications



Speaking Engagements



  • Panelist, “Rural and Safety Net APMs: Designing and Implementing APMs for Rural Providers,” National MACRA MIPS/APM Summit, Washington, D.C.
  • "Using Accountable Care Organizations to Maximize MACRA Success," ACO Leadership & Strategic Governance Forum, Dallas, Texas
  • "The New Risk-Bearing Care Model - Part Two," HMFA National Institute, Las Vegas, Nev.
  • "ACO Update – Practical Insights From the Field,” NC Bar Association 2016 Health Law Section Annual Meeting, NC Bar Center, Cary, N.C.
  • “Thriving in the New Healthcare: How to Use Technology To Do It;” “Why Change Healthcare?”; “Are You Ready for ICD-10?,” Current Trends in Health Information Technology Seminar, Fairbanks, Anchorage and Kodiak, Alaska
  • “ACOs and Liability Risks for Physicians,” Health Care Web Summit
  • “Aligning Incentives in ACOs: Best Practices in Shared Savings Distributions – What Will Really Work,” the National Association of Accountable Care Organizations (NAACOs) Fall Conference, Baltimore, Md.
  • “ACOs: What They Are and How Hospice Should Prepare for Them,” The Carolinas Center for Hospice and End of Life Care, Meeting of the Board of Directors
  • “The Movement to Value-Based Reimbursement in Health Care: Strategic Implications for Horne,” LLP, Horne Partnership Meeting
  • “ACO Development Workshop,” Rio Grande Valley Health Alliance, LLC, ACO Workshop
  • “Demystifying ACOs and How Physicians Can Successfully Participate in the New Health Care Era,” 2012 C. David Paragas Leadership & Advocacy Training Seminar, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians
  • “Toward Accountable Care,” Toward Accountable Care Consortium Physician Advisory Council
  • “Accountable Care Organizations and the Key Role of Data Exchange for Their Success,” North Carolina Health Information Management Association, 2012 Annual Meeting
  • “Accountable Care Organizations 101,” Health Law Section NCBA, 2012 Health Law Section Annual Meeting
  • “Demystifying ACOs and How Physicians Can Successfully Participate in the New Health Care Era,” Cumberland Center for Healthcare Innovation
  • “2012 Annual Scientific Conference,” Law Section NCBA, 2012 Health Law Section Annual Meeting
  • “Forming ACOs with Other Specialties: After The Final ACO Regulations, How Do The Pieces Fit?,” Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, Accountable Care Organizations Webinar
  • “A Year of Decision: Practical ACO Strategies For Colorado Family Physicians,” Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, Accountable Care Organizations Webinar
  • “Buying and Selling Practices and Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs): A Family Physician’s Strategic Guide to Health System and ACO Affiliations,” American Academy of Family Physicians, AAFP Scientific Assembly
  • “Negotiating from a Position of Strength-What’s In the Deal and Traps and Opportunities to Look For,” North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians Leadership Conference
  • “When Investments Start Returning...The North Carolina Electronic Health Record and Pay-for-Performance,” NC Health IT Webinar Series, Carolinas IT, In Association with CCME EHR Services
  • “Family Physicians’ ACO Blueprint for Success,” Colorado Academy of Family Physicians, Accountable Care Organizations Webinar
  • “The Medical Practice’s ACO Blueprint for Success,” Greenbranch Publishing Audio Conference
  • “Family Physicians’ ACO Blueprint for Success,” North Carolina Academy of Family Physicians 2011 Spring Family Physicians Weekend
  • “The Neurosurgeon’s ACO Blueprint for Success,” Neurosurgery Executives’ Resource Value and Education Society 2011 NERVES Annual Meeting
  • “Family Physicians’ ACO Blueprint for Success,” American Academy of Family Physicians Winter Leadership Strategy Meeting
  • “Preparing for Payment Reform: The Anesthesiologist’s ACO Blueprint for Success,” North Carolina Anesthesia Practice Managers Association Fall Meeting
  • “Preparing for Payment Reform: The Anesthesiologist’s ACO Blueprint for Success,” North Carolina Society of Anesthesiologists Annual Meeting
  • “Toward The Successful ACO- Why Physician-To-Physician Coordination is Both Its Greatest Challenge and Opportunity,” North Carolina Medical Society ACO Summit
  • “Legal Considerations of Health IT for Independent Practices,” The Advisory Board Company

Bar & Court Admissions

  • All North Carolina State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit


University of Virginia, J.D., 1977

University of North Carolina, B.A., 1973

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