Legislation Introduced to Eliminate Health Care Reform Law’s Independent Payment Advisory Board

Rep. Phil Roe (R-TN) has introduced legislation, the “Medicare Decisions Accountability Act of 2011” (H.R. 452), to remove the establishment of an Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) in Medicare from the health reform legislation enacted last year. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (PPACA) establishes the IPAB and provides it with the…