ACO's and Integrated Delivery Systems
We have extensive experience with the development and organization of integrated delivery systems, including Accountable Care Organizations, Physician Hospital Organizations, Preferred Provider Organizations, Independent Practice Associations and other forms of similar organizations among Hospitals, Physicians and other health care providers. We have advised organizations in the successful establishment and operation of these organizations for over 20 years. Many of these transactions included major acquisition transactions or the formation of sophisticated joint ventures and joint operating agreements between the parties. Antitrust analysis and advice has been a key part of our work in this area in order to allow the newly formed entities to negotiate payer contracts on behalf of their constituencies.