Medicare Doc Fees Not Reviewable By Courts, Judge Says

Law360, New York (May 11, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT) -- A Maryland federal judge on Wednesday tossed a suit challenging a method used by the government to determine an annual physician reimbursement fee schedule under Medicare, ruling that Congress barred courts from reviewing how federal health officials determine what a doctor’s services are worth.

In granting the government’s motion to dismiss a suit brought by six Georgia doctors, U.S. District Judge William Nickerson said the Medicare act prohibits administrative and judicial review of how the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services determines the relative value of...
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