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American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

Advocacy, Education, Research

IPAB Repeal to Be Considered on House Floor

Action is likely on the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) repeal bill the week of June 15. AAHKS sent a letter to Congress in support of IPAB repeal. Visits by surgeons during the National Orthopaedic Leadership Conference also helped it reach a tipping point of 220 co-sponsors – allowing it to be considered on the House floor. The “Protecting Senior’s Access to Medicare Act” was introduced by Rep. Phil Roe, MD (R-TN) and Rep. Linda Sanchez, (D-CA) and now has 232 bipartisan cosponsors. Senate version S. 141, introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), now has 37 co-sponsors.

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