BALTIMORE - A federal judge in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland on May 9 granted a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) motion to dismiss a physicians' group's challenge to the way the department and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) calculate the physician fee schedule (PFS). The judge concluded that the U.S. Congress has barred administrative and judicial review of the fee schedule under 42 U.S. Code Section 1395w-4(i)(1)(B) (Paul Fischer, M.D., et al. v. Donald Berwick, M.D., et al., No. WMN-11-2191, D. Md.; 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65034).