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.

Expanding Multiple Procedure Payment Reduction (MPPR) Policy

August 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm | National

Medicare has a longstanding policy to reduce payment by 50 percent for the second andsubsequent surgical procedures furnished to the same patient by the same physician on thesame day. Effective January 1, 1995, the MPPR policy, with the same percentage reduction,was extended to nuclear medicine diagnostic procedures. Under the CY 2006 PFS, the MPPRpolicy was […]

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RVU Changes

August 3, 2011 at 3:24 pm | National

And yes, there will be changes in valuation of RVUs. 2012 Practice expense RVUs are in thethird of a four-year transition. Work RVUs are in the fourth of an every-five year review andsome adjustments could be applied here as well. The application of a budget neutrality adjustment may also affect RVUs. Budget neutralitytypically requires that […]

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New Get Philly Program

August 3, 2011 at 3:18 pm | Local

One of Get Healthy Philly‘s many initiatives is the Breastfeeding Friendly Philadelphia campaign in partnership with Maternity Care Coalition. This campaign aims to provide lactation support programs for working mothers and to encourage hospitals to promote breastfeeding after delivery. An exciting event that supports and promotes breastfeeding is coming to Philadelphia on August 3rd (during […]

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Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling Services Brochure Revised

August 3, 2011 at 3:15 pm | Local

The Tobacco-Use Cessation Counseling Services brochure – which is designed to provide education on tobacco-use cessation counseling services – has been updated and is now available in downloadable format, free of charge, from the CMS. To view, download, or print the brochure, please visit http://www.CMS.gov/MLNproducts/downloads/smoking.pdf.

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