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.

Contract Review Program: Moved to Wednesday, March 22

March 13, 2017 at 11:45 am | Medical Society

Update: The new date for the “Understanding Your Employment Contract” program is Wednesday, March 22. Click Here to Register The Program “Understanding Your Employment Contract”, which was originally slated for tomorrow, Tuesday, March 14th, has been postponed due to inclement weather. The new date for the program has not yet been decided. We apologize for […]

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Quality Payment Program Feedback

March 13, 2017 at 9:46 am | National

  CMS has contracted with Ketchum to conduct focus groups and interviews with administrative staff charged with implementing the Quality Payment Program (QPP) —  MIPS and APMs. Specifically, CMS wants feedback and input into the educational resources they are developing.  Sessions will be on hour and participants will receive $150 for their time. Sessions will take […]

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PDPH: Women and HIV/AIDs

March 10, 2017 at 4:03 pm | Local

The following is a letter from the Philadelphia Department of Public Health regarding women and HIV/AIDs. (Originally released on March 10, 2017) Dear Provider, Today, March 10th, is National Women and Girls HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day. Approximately 25% of all persons living in Philadelphia diagnosed with HIV are female. HIV continues to disproportionately affect Black and […]

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Support from 15 National Organizations for Philadelphia Sugary Drink Tax

March 10, 2017 at 3:50 pm | Local, State

In a friend-of-the-court brief filed today with the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania in the case of Lora Jean Williams et al. v. City of Philadelphia et al., leading groups working to improve the health of communities provide scientific evidence of the severe consequences of sugary drinks and their impact in Philadelphia. The brief from the […]

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