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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.

AMA update on the SGR 3/27/15

March 27, 2015 at 3:19 pm | Uncategorized

Very early on this morning, after completing a lengthy round of votes on the budget resolution, a handful of Senators blocked efforts to reach agreement on the rules for debate on H.R. 2, the “Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act,” which passed the House on March 26 by an overwhelming margin of 392-37. Congress is […]



March 25, 2015 at 10:17 am | Uncategorized

Today, March 25, the Medicare physician payment reform legislation was modified to include budget offsets, policy extenders, and other provisions and reintroduced by Rep. Michael Burgess, MD (R-TX) as H.R. 2, the “Medicare and CHIP Reauthorization Act” (MACRA).  A section-by-section analysis prepared by staff of the House committees of jurisdiction is attached. The new bill […]


National Call to Action – Call and Urge Congress to Permanently Repeal the SGR

March 24, 2015 at 2:09 pm | National

It’s National Call to Action Day – Do Your Part and Urge Congress to Permanently Repeal the SGR Last week, lawmakers in both the U.S. House and U.S. Senate introduced bipartisan bills – H.R. 1470 and S. 810 – that would permanently repeal the flawed Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) Medicare physician payment formula. With only a week […]


10th Annual Tools for Success Medical Practice Management Conference – 4/16/2015

March 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm | Uncategorized

10th Annual Medical Practice Management Conference – Tools for Success Program will be held on THURSDAY, APRIL 16, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, King of Prussia, PA To Register:  2105 Tools brochure  


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