Pressure to repeal IPAB continues

08/15/2011 | Washington Post, The

A coalition of Democrats, Republicans, drug and device makers, and health care providers continues to press for repealing the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board, but potential across-the-board spending cuts might negate the need for the panel to convene at all. Under the PPACA, the board would meet and recommend cost-cutting measures only if annual Medicare spending exceeds the law's targets.

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