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Also in the News for Friday, Feb. 9

Harris Poll finds most Americans don’t support expanded moral protections for healthcare workers … Independent Payment Advisory Board expected to be dismantled by budget bill … GAO report says modernizing cost-sharing in fee-for-service plans would come with tradeoffs

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).

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH)

House Republicans aim to block board’s Medicare authority

Republican House leaders say they will continue to fight a part of the healthcare reform law that could lead to Medicare spending reductions without direct input from Congress. The House was scheduled to vote on rules for the 113th Congress Thursday. Part of them would include a GOP-promoted package that would disallow powers of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB).

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