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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.

CMS Releases Searchable, Physician Specific Medicare Claims Data on Website

April 9, 2014 at 3:33 pm | Uncategorized

On April 8, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) posted searchable, physician-specific Medicare claims data on its web site. The spreadsheet files show for each physician their NPI, name and address, average charge and Medicare payment amounts, unique beneficiary counts, and other information for the various Medicare services they provide. The AMA fully […]

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SGR Update – 3/27/14

March 27, 2014 at 3:15 pm | National

This week, the House Rules Committee posted legislation that would temporarily patch the 24% SGR cut scheduled for April 1. While the legislation includes several provisions the ACC has advocated for within the scope of full SGR repeal, failure to permanently repeal the SGR given the significant bipartisan/bicameral legislative efforts this year represents a wasted […]

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Webinar: Integration of Physical Health and Behavioral Health Services in Primary Care Settings hosted by DVHC – 4/5/2014

March 21, 2014 at 10:13 am | Uncategorized

Webinar: Integration of Physical Health and Behavioral Health Services in Primary Care Settings hosted by DVHC Date: April 4, 2014 Time: 7:30 a.m. – 9 a.m. Location: Webinar Overview: The primary care setting is an important venue for the identification and management of mental health conditions. Individuals suffering from mental health disorders may be more […]

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US HOUSE PASSES AMENDED SGR BILL – 3/14/14

March 14, 2014 at 2:38 pm | National

 On Friday, March 14, by a vote of 238 to 181, the House of Representatives passed an amended version of H.R. 4015, the “SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014.”  The bill includes the bicameral, bipartisan framework for eliminating the sustainable growth rate (SGR) formula, and a budgetary offset that would delay […]

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