Components of the 2010 federal healthcare law that aim to encourage shared decisionmaking between providers and patients have not received funding, according to an analysis from the nonpartisan National Institute for Health Care Reform.
Analysts: No funding for shared decisionmaking
Various components of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, including a provision that would set standards for patient-decision aids and certification of these tools by an independent entity, aim to spur shared decisionmaking, according to a policy analysis from the NIHCR.
But the analysis found that funding for those initiatives was not included in the health reform law and would require new appropriations for implementation. Such funding is unlikely to materialize because it would require approval from the Republican-led U.S. House, which has voted repeatedly in recent months to repeal all or parts of the healthcare law.
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