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Monday, December 16, 2013

MY LATEST IN FORBES: IPAB, THE AGENCY WE DON'T NEED

We haven’t heard much about the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) lately. That’s only because the slowdown in growth of government health care expenditures has pushed IPAB’s trigger off for several years. But as Physicians Foundation CEO Tim Norbeck and I write in Forbes.com, “IPAB is a powerful disciplinarian with the potential to drastically influence how care is delivered over the next decade.” TMA, the American Medical Association, and many other medical societies have called for its repeal. We need to get rid of IPAB before it ever convenes.

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