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A Look at the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board

One of the more controversial products of the Affordable Care Act, the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) is viewed by its proponents as a potentially useful tool in controlling the growth of Medicare spending and by its opponents as an unaccountable, unelected entity that will ration Medicare services.

What is the IPAB?  Who will serve on it?  What are its responsibilities and what authority will it have?  Learn more about IPAB in The Independent Advisory Payment Advisory Board:  A New Approach to Controlling Medicare SpendingWheelchair, an issue brief published by the Kaiser Family Foundation.

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