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Tobin N. Watt

Tobin N. Watt


T (404) 962-1026
F (404) 962-1200

Toby Watt has been practicing health care law for more than 30 years, representing hospitals, physician groups and various ancillary providers on a variety of health care matters.  He has been significantly involved in managed care contracting and hospital and physician relationships (involving joint ventures, compensation arrangements, gainsharing, and other matters), compliance programs, and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. Watt also has extensive experience in tax exemption matters and has worked on the formation and operation of health care networks and MCOs and Georgia Hospital Authorities Law matters.

Mr. Watt has a long-standing background in helping devise innovative relationships between hospitals and physicians, and between hospitals and employed staff to address quality of care and to reward quality improvement.

Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA
  • Martindale-Hubbell's top ("AV") Peer Review Rating *
  • Recognized by Chambers and Partners, USA, as one of Georgia Leaders, Healthcare (2009-2018)
  • Named as "Georgia Super Lawyer" in health care for 2004 as published in the March 2004 issue of Atlanta Magazine
  • Nominated as one of Atlanta Business Chronicle's Who's Who in Health Care (2002-2004)

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedure's standards and policies.

Thought Leadership

Published Works

  • Co-Author, "The 11th Circuit Opinion: What Remains of Health Care Reform?" SML Perspectives, Volume Three, 2011
  • "Mealey's Managed Care Liability Report" – July 23, 2004
  • "Pay For Performance:  The Case For Quality As An Integrating And Incentivizing Factor" – Health Lawyers Weekly, December 2003
  • "Recent Decision From Georgia Court of Appeals Threatens Enforceability of Some Restrictive Covenants" – September 2002
  • Contributor, Medical Office Manager
  • Contributor, Georgia Hospital Law Manual (Publication of Georgia Hospital Association)


  • The State of 'Gainsharing' – Implications of the OIG's Recent Advisory Opinions, AHLA Teleconference, April 2005
  • "HIPAA Compliance," Crisp Hughes Evans Annual Conference, May 2002
  • "Compensation Arrangements for Employed Physicians," North Carolina Society of Healthcare Attorneys, Annual Meeting, October 2001
  • "State Requirements for Physician Compensation," Dixon Hughes Annual Hospital Conference, May, 2008
  • Chair, "Health Law Progress," Georgia Bar Association, Winter 2000
  • "Healthcare Roundtable," numerous programs and topics including: Carlsbad, California (October 1997), Lake Tahoe, California (February 1999), Marco Island, Florida (October 1998), Atlanta, Georgia (Winter 2001), Colorado Springs, Colorado (Fall, 2006)
  • "Current Issues in Healthcare," Georgia Bar Association (Institute for Continuing Legal Education), Chair, Annual Meeting, Atlanta, Georgia, January 1998
  • "VHA National Physician Leadership Council," Programs in Physician Hospital Relationships, Joint Ventures, Compensation, Gainsharing, and Quality Initiatives, Dallas, Texas (October 1998, May 1998, January 1998, August 1997), Chicago, Illinois (July 1999)
  • "Hospital Physician Gainsharing and Quality Improvement," Delaware Valley Hospital Association (June 1999), Arkansas Hospital Association, (October 1998), Oklahoma Hospital Association (March 1999)
  • "Hospital Physician Gainsharing and Quality Improvement," VHA Mid-Atlantic Annual Conference, The Greenbrier (October 1998), VHA Upper Midwest Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota (January 1999), VHA West Coast Annual Conference, Los Angeles, California (April 1999) and VHA Great Plains Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri (November 1998)
  • "Financing Facilities and Capital Equipment," Florida Bar Association Annual Meeting, Orlando, Florida, June 1991
  • "Hospital-Physician Joint Ventures," Premier, Inc. Hospital Conference, June 2006
  • Harvard Law School, J.D., 1971
  • Davidson College, A.B., 1968
  • Georgia, 1971
  • United States Tax Court
  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Georgia Academy of Healthcare Attorneys
  • Atlanta and American Bar Associations
  • Georgia State Bar
  • Georgia Hospital Association
  • South Carolina Hospital Association
  • Editorial Board, Radiology Administrator’s Compliance and Reimbursement Insider (Member and Contributor)
Military Service
  • U.S. Army

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