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Welcome to the PCMS Website

The Philadelphia County Medical Society (PCMS) has been representing physicians for more than 160 years as they treat patients, advance science, maintain the standards of the profession, and protect the public health. The Society, a professional membership organization for physicians who live or work in the City of Philadelphia, has a tradition of activism on behalf of practitioners and patients. PCMS provides a common ground for physicians across a range of specialties to discuss health care issues of the day and work for the good of the profession and the public.

Today, its members continue to present the opinions of physicians before legislators and government officials, to protect the public health, and to keep physicians informed on the issues that affect their practice of medicine in Philadelphia.

DEA Final Rule Rescheduling Hydrocodone Combination Products

September 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm | Uncategorized

Recently, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a final rule rescheduling hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) into Controlled Substance Schedule II, effective October 6, 2014. The attached document provides detailed information, but essentially, the final rule provides, in part, that prescriptions for HCPs that are issued before October 6, 2014, that have authorized refills may be […]


Education Credits for 3 CMS Quality Program Webinars

September 11, 2014 at 3:57 pm | Local

JUST RELEASED: Education Credits Now Available for Three CMS Quality Program Webinars Please the message below regarding education credits now available for the three web-based trainings that were posted on YouTube by MLNConnects iin June 2014.  To see a listing of all available courses, go to the Web-Based Training Course listing.   “The CMS Physician […]


Are you prepared to properly prescribe opioids? Attend free CME course and learn best practices

September 5, 2014 at 11:45 am | State

The need to properly prescribe opioids is a focus of media and public attention. Are you aware of current FDA opioid prescribing guidelines? Are you prepared to properly prescribe extended-release and long-acting opioids? Take this free CME course to learn best practices. Decrease your risk of an adverse outcome. The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine will […]


New CMS rule allows flexibility in certified EHR technology for 2014

September 2, 2014 at 10:18 am | Uncategorized

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule on August 29, 2014, that allows health care providers more flexibility in how they use certified electronic health record (EHR) technology (CEHRT) to meet meaningful use for an EHR Incentive Program reporting period for 2014. By providing this flexibility, more providers will be […]


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