INDEPENDENT PAYMENT ADVISORY BOARD WILL HELP REDUCE HEALTH COSTS Repealing IPAB Would be UnwiseGov't Reports Thursday, March 22nd, 2012
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 Other cost-control measures included in the ACA will likely produce most or all of the
savings needed to meet the spending target, but IPAB serves as an important backstop to contain
costs if these measures prove inadequate. Read More