Independent Payment Advisory Board

Medicare payment board would slash government payments to SNF providers, paper says

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The Affordable Care Act's controversial Medicare payment board would be an "agent for reimbursement cuts to Medicare," according to a policy paper released Wednesday.

House Appropriations Subcommittee spending plan takes axe to new health law

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The House Appropriations Subcommittee passed a draft 2013 spending bill Wednesday that dramatically slashes healthcare outlays.

IPAB repeal to be tied to malpractice legislation

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House Republicans plan to tie the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board to medical malpractice legislation when Congress resumes next week.

House subcommittee passes repeal of Medicare payment board

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As expected, a House subcommittee voted Wednesday to repeal the Affordable Care Act's Medicare payment advisory board in a 17-5 bipartisan vote.

Sebelius defends Medicare panel

Sebelius defends Medicare panel

In an editorial published on Politico.com, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius defended the Affordable Care Act's controversial Independent Payment Advisory Board, which critics charge rations care.

Birthday wishes for Medicare and Medicaid

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Amid your daily workload and the whir of summer, a couple birthdays may have slipped by you. I'm speaking of the 45th anniversaries of Medicare and Medicaid.

Healthcare law to save Medicare $8 billion by 2012, CMS says

Provisions in the healthcare reform law will help save Medicare nearly $8 billion by the end of 2012, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services said Monday in a report.

Republican bill would eliminate Medicare payment advisory board from healthcare reform law

Republican bill would eliminate Medicare payment advisory board from healthcare reform law

Senate Republicans have introduced legislation that would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) that is part of the healthcare reform law.

New Medicare payment board to play role in lowering deficit, Orszag says

New Medicare payment board to play role in lowering deficit, Orszag says

An Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) established under the healthcare reform act will help to ensure the nation's future fiscal health, Office of Management and Budget Director Peter Orszag said Thursday.

Providers try to quash Medicare payment board proposal

Providers try to quash Medicare payment board proposal

A group of 74 healthcare groups, including the two major nursing home associations, urged congressional leaders this week to drop the Independent Payment Advisory Board proposal from healthcare reform legislation.