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.

President Report

September 21, 2011 at 3:51 pm | Local

Colleagues: ¬†With about 100 days left this year, many of you are asking what the medical society is doing about stopping the 29% SGR cut scheduled for January 1, 2012. ¬†This past Monday in Philadelphia, PAMED physician leaders met with Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA) for the second time this year to discuss the importance of […]

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Payments for Services Provided During the Three-Day Window

August 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm | National

CMS proposes to pay for physician services using the facility (vs. non-facility) rate for the physician component of diagnostic services and for nondiagnostic services that are: 1) performed in the three days prior to an inpatient admission 2) related to the admission, and 3) are performed in a physician practice that is wholly owned or […]

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The Value-Based Payment Modifier

August 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm | National

The Affordable Care Act requires the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a budget neutral payment modifier to provide differential payment to providers based on the cost and quality of care delivered to Medicare beneficiaries. The modifier will be implemented for a select group of providers by Jan. 1, 2015, and for all […]

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EHR Incentive Program

August 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm | National

The proposed rule outlines the 2012 payment year for the program. As in the 2011 payment year, eligible professionals (EPs) may continue to report clinical quality measure results as calculated by certified EHR technology by attestation. In the July 28, 2010 final rule implementing the Medicare and Medicaid EHR Incentive Programs, CMS required EPs, eligible […]

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