The Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB), considered a crucial component to implementing the Affordable Care Act with recommendations about potential Medicare cuts, is facing increasing scrutiny and may even be challenged on constitutional grounds, American Medical News reported.
"The statute limits the ability of future Congresses to repeal IPAB by saying that the only way Congress can repeal it is with a special procedure in 2017," Michael Cannon, director of health policy studies at the Cato Institute, told Investor's Business Daily. "Congress cannot bind a future Congress like that. Only the Constitution can." --Read the full story on FierceHealthFinance