IPAB: Ditching the Dog That Didn't Bark

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The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) has been a popular target for critics of the Affordable Care Act since the law’s passage. Eliminating IPAB—which is intended to control Medicare spending if it exceeds certain thresholds—could be high on the legislative agenda in the new Congress.<br /><br />
In a new blog post, The Commonwealth Fund’s David Blumenthal, M.D., and David Squires look at why there’s so much fuss about a board that hasn’t even been appointed.

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