The NMA Supports The Independent Payment Advisory Board Repeal

    ( — The National Medical Association (NMA) supports the repeal of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) since the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and related reimbursement issues remain unresolved.

    “As we indicated last year, we believe IPAB is well intentioned, but we fear the unintended consequences,” says Dr. Cedric M. Bright, NMA President. “We can almost predict a scenario where physicians face an unfortunate double jeopardy in a given year – a pay cut under the SGR, followed by another adjustment by the IPAB that makes matters worse.”

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