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.
May 7, 2013 at 10:00 am | Uncategorized
We have just released a Health Advisory regarding enhanced surveillance for viral hepatitis. It is available from https://hip.phila.gov, is appended to this email and is attached as a PDF document. To read this attachment, you will need the Adobe Reader software, which can be downloaded at no cost from http://tinyurl.com/6ip. If you have any questions [...]
April 19, 2013 at 10:45 am | National
Table of Contents for Thursday, April 18, 2013 National Provider Calls Medicare Shared Savings Program Application Process: Tips on Completing a Successful Application — Last Chance to Register ESRD Low-Volume Payment Adjustment — Last Chance to Register Other Calls, Meetings, and Events CMS and ONC Meeting About EHRs, Coding, and Billing Announcements and Reminders [...]
April 19, 2013 at 10:04 am | Uncategorized
Ordering and referring fact sheet and FAQs_REV pdf Medicare is preparing to go live on May 1 with the referring/ordering edits that will result in claims denials unless the referring / ordering physician or other health care provider is enrolled in Medicare (or has a valid opt-out affidavit on file with their local Medicare contractor). [...]
April 12, 2013 at 11:44 am | Uncategorized
We have just released a Health Advisory regarding influenza activity in Philadelphia and Avian Influenza A (H7N9). It is available from https://hip.phila.gov, is appended to this email and is attached as a PDF document. To read this attachment, you will need the Adobe Reader software, which can be downloaded at no cost from http://tinyurl.com/6ip. If [...]