BOSTON - A First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on Sept. 7 affirmed the dismissal of a Medicare fee reimbursement suit, saying that the health maintenance organization defendants could compensate the plaintiff doctors in a manner of their choosing and that no antitrust violations occurred (Carlos P. Gonzalez-Maldonado, et al. v. MMM Healthcare Inc., et al., No. 11-1880, 1st. Cir.; 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 18913).