May 1, 2011 • Position Statement
SVS Position on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB)
Medicare payment policy requires a broad and thorough analysis regarding how it affects providers and beneficiaries. Congress has always played an essential role in shaping policies that meet the needs of their communities and constituents to ensure the health care system is equipped to care for diverse populations of this country. Unfortunately, IPAB, created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), threatens the ability of Congress to ensure access to needed health care.