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.

2012 MCARE Assessment Update

February 17, 2012 at 11:43 am | Uncategorized

About Mcare – The Medical Care Availability and Reduction of Error Fund (“Mcare”) was created by Act 13 of 2002 (“Act 13″), and signed into law on March 20, 2002. Mcare is the successor to the Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund, better known as the “CAT Fund” which originally was established by section 701(e) […]


Call for Resolutions

February 17, 2012 at 11:24 am | Local

We want to hear from you. Do you have any major issues, concerns or problems that are affecting your ability to practice medicine? One of the most direct ways for you to get involved is to submit a resolution to the House of Delegates (HOD) through the PCMS delegation. It’s important that the Pennsylvania Medical […]


Higher Education and Welfare Funding Slashed in Proposed 2012-2013 State Budget

February 17, 2012 at 10:45 am | State

Higher education and welfare programs were once again on the state chopping block as Gov. Tom Corbett released his proposed 2012-2013 state budget of $27.14 billion on Feb. 7, 2012. Protecting funding for health-related programs critical to patient care and access remains a top legislative priority this session for the Pennsylvania Medical Society (PAMED). In […]


What You Need to Know to Help Prevent Ambulance Fraud

January 17, 2012 at 2:50 pm | National

The City of Philadelphia and surrounding counties have seen a dramatic increase in the number of ambulance providers.  From 2006 to 2011, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties have had a 73% increase in the number of Medicare credentialed ambulance providers performing services.  Data shows that the State of Pennsylvania has more ambulance providers than both the […]


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