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.

Physician Compare Website

August 3, 2011 at 3:33 pm | National

CMS is developing the Physician Compare Website in stages. For 2012, CMS proposes to make public the performance rates of the quality measures that group practices submit under the 2012 Physician Quality Reporting System Group Practice Reporting Option. A minimum threshold of 25 patients will have to be met in order for the group practice’s […]


E-prescribing Incentive Program

August 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm | National

Key Elements of the 2012 proposed rule include: Modification of measure to allow EPs to use either a qualified e-prescribing system or certified HER system Criteria will parallel 2012 and 2013 i.e., 25 scripts per year using G8553 Same CPT code set for reporting with Rxs Significant hardship exemptions. Incentives and Adjustments: 2009 2 percent […]


Physician Quality Reporting Initiatives (PQRS)

August 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm | National

Methods of Participation: Currently, there are two ways an eligible professional may participate in the Physician Quality Reporting System: (1) Individual eligible professional or (2) Group practice reporting option (GPRO) – single tax ID with 2 or > eligible providers (EP). 2010 – a GPRO was 200+ EP 2011 a GPRO was 200+ and a […]


Annual Wellness Visit

August 3, 2011 at 3:27 pm | National

The proposed rule adds a Health Risk Assessment (HRA) as a required element for the annualwellness visit (AWV) beginning in 2012. Regulations for Medicare coverage of the AWV are established at 42 CFR 410.15. The AWV maybe performed by a physician, nonphysician practitioner (physician assistant, nurse practitioner,or clinical nurse specialist), or a medical professional (including […]


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