SCAI is endorsing Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) and Rep. Allyson Schwartz's (D-Pa.) "Protecting Seniors' Access to Medicare Act," which would repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB). Established under the health reform law, the IPAB would give a panel of 15 unelected and unaccountable individuals – none of them practicing physicians – authority to designate Medicare spending cuts. Stakeholders would have few options for input or debate, and overriding IPAB cuts would be challenging. SCAI's position on IPAB. Read media coverage from Modern Healthcare and the Kingsport Times-News in Tennessee.
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