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IPAB Repeal Urged by More Than 500 Groups
HealthLeaders Media

Saved from the scourge of the Sustainable Growth Rate pay cuts, more than 500 physician groups, other providers, and advocacy organizations have refocused new attention on the Independent Payment Advisory Board. The groups are demanding that Congress repeal IPAB even though Medicare spending triggers that would activate it aren’t likely to be met in this decade.

The 15-member Presidential-nominated panel, which was empowered by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act but has not yet been appointed, is charged with cutting Medicare payments to providers if Medicare spending targets aren’t contained to certain thresholds.