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What you should know about IPAB: The ACA tool that could cut provider rates next year

July 22, 2016  /  Independent Advisory Board, Medicare

The Medicare Board of Trustees last month released their annual report which says that  projected growth per capita in Medicare spending did not exceed its target, which—had it happened—would have triggered a controversial Affordable Care Act (ACA) provision: the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).

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A Close Look At IPAB: Do We Need Another Independent Regulatory Agency?

December 11, 2013  /  Independent Advisory Board, Medicare

The federal government has created more independent regulatory agencies than anyone can count –including the just-authorized 159 new agencies in The Affordable Care Act (ACA) and an oversight agency charged with determining how much care a doctor should provide to a patient. This agency is the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).

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Should US Import UK Model For Medicare And Medicaid?

October 21, 2013  /  Independent Advisory Board

Critics of the Obama administration’s recent health care reform rightly focus on the $1 trillion cost of the legislation- Defenders point to the legislation’s cost-saving provisions, like the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).

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ObamaCare ‘death panel’ faces growing opposition from Dems

August 9, 2013  /  Independent Advisory Board, Medicare

ObamaCare’s cost-cutting board — memorably called a “death panel” by Sarah Palin — is facing growing opposition from Democrats who say it will harm people on Medicare.

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The Secretive Group Behind Medicare Reimbursements

July 29, 2013  /  Independent Advisory Board

Earlier this month, the Washington Post published a blockbuster front-page story about a secretive committee that determines what Medicare pays physicians for their work. What’s surprising about this AMA committee’s influence is not that doctors inflate the time it takes to deliver medical care, as the Post story documented, but that the federal government relies […]

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Failure to Launch? The Independent Payment Advisory Board’s Uncertain Prospects

May 30, 2013  /  Independent Advisory Board

In 2010, Obama administration officials hailed the IPAB as “the most important institutional change” in the ACA and a crucial component of health care cost containment.  The IPAB’s critics see it in a very different light.

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Medicare: Cost-Cutters on Hold

May 3, 2013  /  Independent Advisory Board

A Medicare cost-cutting board created by the Affordable Care Act (ACA) — the subject of much criticism from the medical community and supporters of the law as a whole — won’t have an impact on the program until at least 2016, a top Medicare official said this week.

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IPAB Repeal Arguments Weak, For Now

March 19, 2013  /  Independent Advisory Board

The Independent Payment Advisory Board, a creation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, has lots of enemies, even though it doesn’t really exist yet.

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Unlikely Prescription for Medicare’s Fiscal Woes

February 14, 2013  /  Independent Advisory Board, Opinion

Although IPAB’s stated goal is to contain Medicare spending growth, the provision is the embodiment of everything Republicans do not like, not just about Obamacare, but about “Big Government”

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Democrats: Put Obama’s Medicare board on the table

December 15, 2012  /  Independent Advisory Board

IPAB is one of the most-hated parts of President Obama’s signature healthcare reform law and remains a major target for the GOP.  The healthcare law’s controversial Medicare board should be on the table in deficit-reduction talks, House Democrats said this week. via The Hill (blog)

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