Doctors Urge Hill To Get Rid Of Payment Advisory Board

Law360, New York (February 27, 2012, 8:06 PM EST) -- The American Medical Association urged a House subcommittee on Monday to vote this week to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board, a body created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act to recommend cuts in Medicare spending.

The Subcommittee on Health, part of the Energy and Commerce Committee, is scheduled to vote Wednesday on a bill repealing the IPAB. Republicans who lead the panel have attacked the IPAB, calling it an unaccountable “rationing board” that would have the “power to limit treatment options” and saying...
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