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.
April 4, 2012 at 1:36 pm | Uncategorized
Highlighting the dangers faced by road crews, PennDOT and other agencies are reminding motorists to slow down and drive carefully in work zones. Pennsylvania’s Work Zone Safety Awareness Week, marking the unofficial start of the road construction season, runs through April 6. “Motorists who speed, drive distracted or are simply careless when traveling in a […]
March 27, 2012 at 10:42 am | State
Ø April 17 Last Day to Apply for an Absentee Ballot Ø April 20 Last Day for County Board of Elections to Accept Absentee Ballots Ø April 24 Primary Election Day Ø April 25 First Day to Register for the General Election Ø October 9 Last Day to Register for the General Election Ø October […]
March 27, 2012 at 10:25 am | Uncategorized
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) continues to receive inquiries about the Medicare Electronic Prescribing (eRx) Incentive Program and the 2012 eRx payment adjustment. This message seeks to clarify the issues CMS has heard from physicians and other healthcare professionals. Statutory Authority/Background CMS is required to adjust the payments of eligible professionals who […]
March 20, 2012 at 1:21 pm | State
Governor Corbett’s proposed 2012–2013 state budget includes a combination of direct payment cuts, stricter eligibility requirements, and post-care review that will reduce hospital Medicaid payments by a combined $146 million. The budget also calls for “block grants” for counties to pay for mental health and drug and alcohol services, along with services to the intellectually […]