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Physician groups oppose Medicare IPAB

Physician groups oppose the Medicare Independent Payment Advisory Board, contending it could cut payment rates for doctors and hospitals and lead to reduced access to care. The IPAB was created by the Accountable Care Act as an independent board that would be able to make cuts should Medicare spending exceeds set limits, but it is prohibited from reducing benefits or raising fees for beneficiaries. American Medical News (free content) (10/15)

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