Monthly Archives: August 2013

TAC Partner Tapped for Information on Hospitals Partnering with Physician-Led ACOs

A leading hospital research and consulting group recently queried Julian “Bo” Bobbitt of  Smith Anderson law firm in Raleigh and author of the Toward Accountable Care Tool Kit collection about the legal aspects of partnering with physician-led accountable care organizations. The North Carolina Medical Society encourages hospital interest and involvement in the Toward Accountable Care initiative. Read the Q&A […]

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New Health Information Technology Roadmap for Accountable Care Organizations

The Certification Commission for Health Information Technology has published the first IT roadmap for accountable care organizations.  Founded in 2004, this non-profit organization’s mission is to accelerate the adoption of health IT because widespread adoption can foster improvements in quality, safety, efficiency and access – key goals in today’s national dialog on health reform. The […]

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Key Physicians: Independent Physician Groups Come Together to Form ACO

The business model at Key Physicians, an organization of more than 220 independent physicians in Wake, Durham, Orange and Johnston Counties, has been evolving over the last four years from a traditional Independent Physician Association (IPA) to an accountable care organization (ACO) model. The constant throughout the process has been improving the quality of care […]

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