Physicians Dedicated to Quality Healthcare Since 1821
Welcome to the Monroe County Medical Society
Founded in 1821, the Monroe County Medical Society (MCMS) is a not-for-profit professional organization whose members are physicians, surgeons, medical students, and residents. The Society was formed with the purpose of extending medical knowledge, elevating the standard of medical education, promoting reforms and enlightening and directing public opinion in regard to the problems of medicine and health for the best interests of the people in Monroe County. The MCMS also serves as a resource for information about health care issues. In addition, it creates educational opportunities for physicians, sponsors a public physician referral service, and provides peer review of complaints and disputes.
Cancer Prevention Study-3: Fight back against cancer by enrolling in the American Cancer Society’s new research study called the Cancer Prevention Study-3 (CPS-3). By joining, you can help researchers better understand the factors that cause or prevent cancer. More
Primary Care Rate Increase (PCRI): Effective for dates of service on and after January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2014, the NYS Medicaid Program (including its Managed Care Plans) will pay the Medicare rate for specified primary care services to providers who attest to qualification for the Primary Care Rate Increase (PCRI). Download the PCRI attestation form and FAQ sheet.
2013 Sequestration: On Monday, April 1, a 2 percent across-the-board cut in Medicare provider payments took effect.This FAQ will help you better understand the impact of the payment cut.
Risk Retention Groups: When considering the professional liability coverage offered by an RRG, physicians should be aware of the risks involved and should understand how the type of coverage presented relates to the amount of premium to be paid. More
Act Now to Avoid E-prescribing Penalty in 2014: CMS is continuing with its E-prescribing program, and once again you need to send at least 10 e-prescriptions by June 30 in order NOT to be penalized in 2014. This requirement applies to Non-Participating as well as participating physicians, and it applies to physicians who only submit paper claims. It does not, however, apply to physicians who have legally opted out of Medicare and make private contracts with their patients. More
NYS Breast Density Inform Legislation: MCMS Quality Collarborative has developed speaking points on the legislation that went into effect January 19, 2013. Understanding Breast Density: Frequently Asked Questions: Download the one-page flier. The American College of Radiology has issued a position statement on the topic. (April 24, 2012)
Reminder to Update Physician Profile: The NYS Department of Health (NYSDOH) Office of Professional Medical Conduct recently highlighted the state law requirement that every licensed physician update his/her physician profile information within six months prior to the expiration of the physician’s registration period, as a condition of registration renewal. More For instructions on how to compile your physician profile update requirement, click here.
New Physician Employment Resource: The MCMS is pleased to introduce its physician career center, an online posting of physician employment opportunities currently available in the Rochester area. To review the postings, log into our members' section.