Advanced Search
Current and Breaking News for Professionals, Consumers and Media



Click here to learn how to advertise on this site and for ad rates.

News : National Author: Jeremy Lazarus, M.D. President, American Medical Associatio Last Updated: Jan 23, 2013 - 10:58:40 AM



AMA Applauds Bipartisan House Bill to Repeal IPAB

By Jeremy Lazarus, M.D. President, American Medical Associatio
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:55:21 AM



Email Newsletter icon, E-mail Newsletter icon, Email List icon, E-mail List icon Sign up for our Ezine
For Email Marketing you can trust


Email this article
 Printer friendly page

(HealthNewsDigest.com) - "The AMA is pleased that legislation to eliminate the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) has been introduced in the House with bipartisan support by Rep. Phil Roe, M.D. IPAB is a panel that would have too little accountability and the power to make indiscriminate cuts that adversely affect access to health care for patients. Patients and physicians are still struggling with the frequent threat of drastic cuts from the broken SGR Medicare physician payment formula. IPAB would be another arbitrary system that relies solely on payment cuts. We must move away from these broken systems and focus on new payment and delivery models that give physicians the ability to improve patient care and reduce costs to stabilize Medicare for seniors now and in the future. We appreciate the leadership of Reps. Roe and Allyson Schwartz on this important issue and look forward to working with them and other bipartisan cosponsors to see this legislation passed."

###

 

For advertising and promotion on www.HealthNewsDigest.com contact Mike McCurdy at: [email protected]  or call 877-634-9180. We are syndicated worldwide and read in 164 countries. We also have over 7,000 journalists as subscribers who may use our content for their own media!

 

 

 



Top of Page

HealthNewsDigest.com

National
Latest Headlines


+ Rethinking Early Goal-directed Therapy for Septic Shock
+ Gonorrhea, Chlamydia Screening Recommendation
+ Bat Influenza Viruses Unlikely to Pose a Threat to Human Health
+ Watch the Fourth Annual Hero Dog Awards on Hallmark Channel this Thursday Night!
+ Video Games Help Surgeons with Dexterity and More
+ Hospital Switch to For-Profit Status Associated With Improvements in Financial Health, But Not With Differences in Quality of Care, Mortality Rates
+ Pricey Hepatitis C Drug Could Make Financial Sense
+ Tightened Guidance for U.S. Healthcare Workers on Personal Protective Equipment for Ebola
+ Los Angeles Residents Rate Cedars-Sinai No. 1
+ Hair Pulling Disorder Afflicts Millions



Contact Us | Job Listings | Help | Site Map | About Us
Advertising Information | HND Press Release | Submit Information | Disclaimer

Site hosted by Sanchez Productions