The Augusta Primary Care Physicians Lose Their Appeal

On January 7th, the 4th Circuit of the US Court of Appeals rejected Fischer et al’s appeal. The opinion gave their arguments short shrift and dismissing the case out of hand, with much discussion. As a practical matter, this exhausts the Augusta primary care physicians’ legal remedies to CMS’ and HHS’ sole source relationship with the AMA’s RUC.

There are still paths to pursue, particularly if Congress and/or the White House were to find reason to bring pressure on CMS to change either the way it determines the value of medical services, or the parameters of its relationship the RUC as an advisory organization.

More later.

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One response to “The Augusta Primary Care Physicians Lose Their Appeal

  1. Brian Crownover

    So wrong.

    God bless, Brian

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