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.

Health Advisory, Zika Virus Update: Epidemiology, Laboratory Testing, and Reporting

August 22, 2016 at 4:19 pm | National

Originally released on August 11, 2016. Summary Points Locally-acquired Zika has been identified in Miami‚Äôs Wynwood neighborhood Zika testing (rRT-PCR and IgM MAC-ELISA) is now available through commercial laboratories Testing recommendations are updated to include: IgM testing of convalescent specimens when rRT-PCR is negative. Serum and urine rRT-PCR testing for pregnant women seen within 14 […]


Time to register for the PA PDMP. This powerful tool to combat the opioid epidemic will soon be available.

August 15, 2016 at 1:38 pm | Local, State

The Philadelphia County Medical Society would like to present this message from the Pennsylvania Department of Health regarding the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania. — Welcome to Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program. Pennsylvania is in the midst of a public health epidemic. Opioid and heroin abuse has killed too many thousands of Pennsylvanians. In fact, in […]


Important message from Novitas to Provider Enrollment Revalidation Cycle 2

August 1, 2016 at 5:13 pm | Local, National, State

Novitas Solutions, Inc, the Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) for the fee-for-service program in Pennsylvania has an important notice. Provider Enrollment Revalidation Cycle 2 All Medicare Part A and B providers are required to recertify the accuracy of their enrollment information every five years through a process known as revalidation. The initial five-year revalidation cycle was […]


PDPH Health Advisory: Locally-Acquired and Travel-Related Arboviral Infections: Testing and Reporting Requirements for West Nile and Other Arboviruses

August 1, 2016 at 4:10 pm | Local, State

Summary Points – Mosquito pools infected with WNV have been detected. – Through October, collect serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) for WNV IgM testing of patients who have unexplained encephalitis, meningitis, or flaccid paralysis. – Assess travel and outdoor exposure history from these patients to determine the need for other arboviral testing.   Given the […]


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