2013 IPAB Determination

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OFFICE OF THE ACTUARY, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (April 30, 2013): Section 1899A of the Social Security Act requires the Chief Actuary of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to determine by April 30, 2013 whether the projected 5-year average growth in per capita Medicare program spending exceeds a specified target. The 5 […]

INDEPENDENT PAYMENT ADVISORY BOARD WILL HELP REDUCE HEALTH COSTS Repealing IPAB Would be Unwise

Cbpp.org: By Paul N. Van de Water, March 15, 2012. The health reform legislation enacted in 2010 (the Affordable Care Act, or ACA) establishes the Independent Payment Advisory Board, or IPAB — a presidentially appointed commission that will help slow the growth of Medicare costs if those costs are projected to exceed a specified target level.1 […]

Budgetary effects of proposals to expand governmental support for preventive medical care and wellness services.

Douglas W. Elmendorf – CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE: Preventive Medical Care Preventive medical care includes services such as cancer screening, cholesterol management, and vaccines. In making its estimates of the budgetary effects of expanded governmental support for preventive care, CBO takes into account any estimated savings that would result from greater use of such care as well as […]

Summary of 2011 Annual Social Security and Medicare Trust Fund Reports

Each year the Trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds report on the current and projected financial status of the two programs. This message summarizes our 2011 Annual Reports. The financial conditions of the Social Security and Medicare programs remain challenging. Projected long-run program costs for both Medicare and Social Security are not […]

CBO’s Analysis of Major Health Care Legislation

Report: CBO’s Analysis of the Major Health Care Legislation Chairman Pitts, Congressman Pallone, and Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for inviting me to testify about the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO’s)analysis of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, Public Law 111-148) and the provisions of the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of […]

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