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IPAB

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IPAB

The Independent Payment Advisory Board is a 15-member federal organization, created by the Affordable Care Act, which is designed to cut spending and benefits to achieve savings in Medicare. The Act promises that patient coverage and quality of care will not be affected, but critics claim that IPAB will ultimately restrict Medicare patient’s access to necessary treatment. Concerns also include a lack of patient representation on the board, a possibility of health care providers leaving the Medicare program, exemption from judicial and administration review, and the board being given powers that should stay with Congress.


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