Physicians, ACOs and Those ‘Boiler Plate’ Participation Agreements: Buyer Beware!

By Jeffrey L. Cohen, Esq. There continues to be terrific interest in accountable care organizations (ACOs), which are of course a financially risk-based model of providing healthcare to patients who choose to enroll in the Medicare Shared Risk Program. ACO organizations are often led by hospitals and hospital systems, though occasionally by physician organizations. One …