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Affordable care 2014: A tale of two boards

Affordable care 2014: A tale of two boards

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) became law on 23 March 2010. As part of the law, two independent boards were established. The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute embodies national aspirations for employing comparative effectiveness research in healthcare decision-making, and the Independent Payment Advisory Board is focused on the need for a group of impartial experts to establish anticipatable growth rates for Medicare. Approximately 4 years after the bill was passed into law, these independent boards are at very different points in their life cycles. In this podcast, Josh Hirsch, Neuroendovascular Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Geraldine McGinty, Department of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, and Richard Duszak, Vice Chair for Health Policy and Practice, Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, give us a status update.Read the related article: