Larry Kocot, a Member of the Firm in the Health Care and Life Sciences practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office was quoted in Clinical Psychiatry News, in “Experts: New ACO Model Positive for Physicians,” by Alicia Gallegos.
Following is an excerpt:
Beneficiary incentives are a key contributor to successful care management, said Larry Kocot, a health law attorney in Washington.
“It’s really hard for a provider to be able to deliver coordinated care to a beneficiary if the beneficiary is not a full participant,” Mr. Kocot said in an interview. “In order for the beneficiary to be a full participant, [he or she] should for instance, be able to select [his or her] provider. This model will allow for that.” …
Mr. Kocot notes that the new model will not be the best choice for physicians new to ACOs or for those in smaller communities, who cannot take on the extra risk.