The American Medical Association publicaiton, Americn Medical News recently quoted Mr. Kinley in it's article, "Collaboration can save medical practices time, money and effort."
"Matt Kinley, a partner of Tredway, Lumsdaine & Doyle, LLP, a Southern California-based law firm, said some concerns were raised that ACOs would violate antitrust laws, leading to certain exceptions being made.
“With ACOs, physicians agree to a certain payment, but that payment is based on improved quality of care,” Kinley said. “The government is very interested in a system that improves quality of care and uses technology, which ACOs do.”
Kinley said it’s too early to tell if ACOs will replace IPAs."