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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.

PA MD Medical License – Deadline 12/31/14

November 19, 2014 at 9:58 am | Uncategorized

REMINDER It’s Time To Renew Your Medical License…. deadline December 31 for MD’s “Retired” physicians who wish to keep their license as “active retired,” must also pay the $360 fee. This allows you to continue to treat and write prescriptions for immediate family members without the burden of maintaining professional liability insurance or meet the […]

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PCMS Physicians Participate in PAMED SGR Video Project

November 11, 2014 at 11:43 am | State

PCMS  physicians, Ted Christopher MD, Past President, and Anthony Padula, MD, President,  participated in the PAMED  SGR video project at the 2014 House of Delegates in October.  Below are the links to their videos: Dr. Christopher to Congressman Bob Brady - http://www.pamedsoc.org/DocumentVault/Vault-AV/SGR-videos-2014/Congressman-Brady-Need-Your-Help-to-Make-SGR-Repeal-a-Priority-in-Lame-Duck-Session.html Dr. Padula to Congressman Chaka Fattah - http://www.pamedsoc.org/DocumentVault/Vault-AV/SGR-videos-2014/Congressman-Fattah-SGR-Repeal-Priority.html

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Ebola Resources for Health Care Providers Include New Screening Checklist – 10/16/2014

October 16, 2014 at 10:26 am | Uncategorized

Ebola Resources for Health Care Providers Include New Screening Checklist – See more at: http://www.pamedsoc.org/MainMenuCategories/Patient-Care-Quality/Health-Issues/Ebola-2/Ebola-resources.html#sthash.D94Ti0fL.dpuf    

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CMSto reopen Meaningful Use Hardship Exemption

October 8, 2014 at 3:55 pm | National

Due to significant pressure from the AMA, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has announced the reopening of its Meaningful Use (MU) hardship exception application for physicians and hospitals to avoid the 2015 penalty. The new deadline will be November 30, 2014. Previously, the hardship exception application deadline was April 1, 2014 for […]

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