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It is important to realize that policymakers are lauding the promise of SDM and incorporating its use into rules, regulations, and funding opportunities. For example, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) requires SDM to participate in its accountable-care organization (ACO) programs, and several states recently have enacted legislation to promote SDM. Expect thus to experience future pressure to apply SDM in your hospitalist practice. Organizations dedicated to the advancement of SDM include the Society for Participatory Medicine, the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation, the Society for Medical Decision Making, and the Mayo Clinic. More information and resources are available on their websites.Read the full-text article.
And some of the momentum is coming from state legislators or health officials who want a shared decision-making component in some of the latest models for cutting waste and improving quality in health care spending, like "medical homes." Washington state began encouraging shared decision making in it's state's health care systems about five years ago; Massachusetts joined in last summer when it passed its sweeping health cost control law, according to Benjamin Moulton, the senior legal adviser to the Boston-based Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.Read the full-text article.