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.
December 12, 2013 at 3:24 pm | National
SGR Update for Physicians – Today, the House Committee on Ways & Means unanimously approved Medicare physician payment reform legislation that would repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) and create opportunities for physicians to earn h…igher updates by participating in quality improvement activities. This past summer, the House Committee on Energy & Commerce also unanimously […]
December 12, 2013 at 1:26 pm | State
Register for Healthy PA Physician Call-In On Dec. 6, Gov. Corbett released a draft application for Healthy Pennsylvania Private Coverage Option and Medicaid Reforms. While the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) is analyzing this proposed plan and preparing formal comments over the next few weeks, we also want to help ensure that Pennsylvania physicians have […]
December 9, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Uncategorized
National Influenza Vaccination Week — December 8-14 December 8-14, is National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW). NIVW is a national health observance established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination. Historically, seasonal flu vaccination activity drops significantly at the end of November. While patients are engaged in holiday mode, it is important to remind them […]
December 6, 2013 at 12:00 pm | Uncategorized
120513_Modifications to the Bipartisan Bicameral Discussion Draft SGR DISCUSSION DRAFT (2) SGR DISCUSSION DRAFT (2) Attached are two documents: (1) a summary of changes that were made in the bicameral, bipartisan proposal to repeal the sustainable growth rate formula (SGR); and (2) the original outline of the proposal, which was released on October 31. You […]