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.

Outpatient Prospective Payment System Pricer Update

August 3, 2011 at 3:11 pm | National

The Outpatient Prospective Payment System (OPPS) Pricer webpage has been updated with new payment files for the 2011 Update to the OPPS, as specified in Change Request #7443.  If you use OPPS Pricer files, please visit http://www.CMS.gov/PCPricer/OutPPS/itemdetail.asp?itemID=CMS1249211 and download the latest version.    

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HHS launches new patient safety initiative

May 24, 2011 at 3:35 am | National

On April 12th, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new patient safety initiative entitled, “Partnership for Patients: Better Care, Lower Costs.” AMA’s President, Cecil Wilson, MD, participated in the launch. According to HHS, this initiative will seek to accelerate the reduction of hospital-acquired conditions with a goal of reducing them by 40 […]

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Try the Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator

May 17, 2011 at 11:18 am | National

CMS has launched a new attestation resource for the Medicare Electronic Health Record (EHR) Incentive Program All eligible professionals (EPs), eligible hospitals, and critical access hospitals (CAHs) participating in the Medicare EHR Incentive Program must attest to having met meaningful use requirements in order to receive their EHR incentive payments. The Meaningful Use Attestation Calculator helps […]

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