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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 Responds to Physicians’ Concerns with RADV Audits

February 25, 2015 at 11:33 am | Medical Society

The Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED) recently received many inquiries from its members related to Medicare Risk Adjustment Data Validation (RADV) audits, specifically regarding the number of records being requested. RADV audits are not unusual and happen across the state, but it appeared that the number of records being requested from some practices was unusually high. The […]


Medical Marijuana Bill reintroduced into the Pennsylvania State Senate

February 13, 2015 at 4:27 pm | Local

Medical Marijuana Bill  reintroduced into the Pennsylvania State Senate A bill to legalize marijuana for medical use was introduced in the state senate in last week. In the past, Governor Corbett opposed such a bill, but newly elected Governor Tom Wolf did what lawmakers called a “180” and said that he would sign a medical marijuana […]



February 12, 2015 at 1:48 pm | Uncategorized

PCMS NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT - 2015 The following is the slate which the PCMS Nominating Committee will present to the PCMS Board of Directors on Thursday, March 12, 2015 for the term June, 2015-June, 2016.  Additional nominations may be made from the floor in writing by an active member of PCMS. These nominations must be filed […]


ABIM Announces Immediate Changes to MOC Program

February 4, 2015 at 10:50 am | Uncategorized

February 3, 2015 – Today, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced substantial changes to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program and indicated a desire to work more closely with the internal medicine community. ABIM President and CEO Richard J. Baron, MD, reached out to diplomates via e-mail to open a conversation on how […]


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