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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.

SGR Update as of April 15, 2015

April 10, 2015 at 4:10 pm | Local, Medical Society, National

   Information Regarding the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015   On April 14 , 2015, Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015; the President is expected to sign it shortly.  This law eliminates the negative update of 21% scheduled to take effect as of April 1, 2015, for the […]


Happy Doctor’s Day

March 30, 2015 at 12:01 pm | Local, Medical Society, National, State

To all the physicians in Philadelphia County: Thank you for putting others first and making every day count in the lives of your patients. We salute you!  National Doctors’ Day is held every year on March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate the contribution of physicians who serve our country […]


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 […]


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