Today’s post originally appeared on HLC’s Prognosis Blog. It addresses a key element of the Affordable Care Act — the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) — which is a board of 15 unelected and largely unaccountable government bureaucrats whose primary purpose is to cut Medicare spending. Given the charge of this board, repealing the IPAB is one of organized neurosurgery’s top legislative priorities. As part of our ongoing advocacy efforts, the AANS and CNS recently joined more than 500 other organizations in writing a letter to Congress urging repeal (and, yes, you read that correctly — 500 organizations — who ALL agree IPAB is bad news for Medicare beneficiaries’). To read the full post, click here.