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Highest Court takes a pass on MedPAC-replacement case

Attorneys working to abolish the Independent Payment Advisory Board vowed Tuesday to fight the IPAB’s first board action, whenever it might come. On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a long-standing case challenging the panel’s constitutionality.

Bill to repeal Medicare payment panel reintroduced in Congress

Opposition to a proposed independent payment advisory board (IPAB) continued to swell this week following re-introduction of a bill in Congress to repeal a portion of the Affordable Care Act that houses it. Skilled nursing providers have been among providers who do not favor IPAB, which would largely supplant the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).

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Medicaid expansion plans fade in several states

Several so-called “red states” are leaning toward or have outright abandoned plans to allow expansion of their Medicaid programs, bucking a nationwide groundswell of program enrollment under the president’s signature healthcare reform law.

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