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.

Quick Glance: Legislation in Harrisburg

November 22, 2011 at 5:20 pm | State

The Pennsylvania Medical Society has prepared the table below, so that you can get a quick update on some of the key health care legislation that is being considered in Harrisburg. Follow the links to get more in-depth information. Bill  Description Status Acupuncture treatment (Senate Bill 628) Would allow acupuncture treatment indefinitely if patient shows […]


CMS Announces New Demo to Help Curb Improper Medicare, Medicaid Payments

November 22, 2011 at 4:53 pm | National

CMS has announced it will launch demonstration programs beginning in January 2012 targeting some of the most common factors that lead to improper payments.  Cost Saving Projects will Help Protect Medicare and Medicaid: Beginning on Sun Jan 1, 2012, CMS will conduct demonstration projects that will strengthen Medicare by aiming at eliminating fraud, waste, and […]


PCMS Seeking Nominations for the following Awards

November 22, 2011 at 4:19 pm | Local

Strittmatter Award – Since 1923, the Strittmatter Award, the Society’s most prestigious scientific award honors a PCMS physician who has demonstrated to the Society the most valuable contributions to the healing art, surgical or medical. Requirements: A physician colleague should submit the nominating letter(s), and include the candidate’s current c.v. Cristol Award – Presented to […]


DOCS ON CALL Program Generates Hundreds of Calls

September 30, 2011 at 3:48 pm | Medical Society

Callers throughout the Delaware Valley flooded the phone lines on Tuesday, Sept 20th with an array of health-related questions during the Medical Society’s public service program “Docs on Call.” Approximately 400 viewers ranging in age 18 -87 spoke with volunteer physicians during CBS-3’s evening news broadcast.  Callers’ questions ran the gamut of health topics, from […]


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