Help us help YOU: AMA survey will ensure CMS has accurate data on practice costs

October 17, 2023

The American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Practice Information (PPI) Survey is underway, and we urgently need all selected physicians to actively engage in this effort. The survey, which has been endorsed by the California Medical Association (CMA) and over 170 other medical societies and associations (see full list here), will collect updated and accurate data on practice costs, which is critically important to ensure accurate payment.

The objective of this study is to help document changes in the U.S. health care delivery system that impact your practice every day. One of the recurring comments heard from physicians is that decision-makers and payers are not fully informed about the broad clinical, operational and financial challenges that their practices face. This study represents your opportunity to communicate accurate financial and operational information to policymakers, including members of Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Data from this survey will be used to help determine physician payment levels. Our profession is presented with an important opportunity and your participation in this study will ensure that the voice and priorities of your practice is clearly heard.

Click here for more information about this survey.

Mathematica, a well-regarded consulting firm, is helping the AMA run this survey. Your practice may receive an email (from ppisurvey@mathematica-mpr.com) and an USPS priority mail packet from Mathematica that contained a link to the survey as well as supporting information. We urge you to speak with your practice management colleagues to determine if they have received these communications and ask them to complete this important survey.

In the coming weeks or months, your practice, or Mathematica, may ask you to complete a brief survey on the number of weekly hours spent on direct patient care. We urge you to complete this two-minute survey.  Help us help YOU to update Medicare physician payment!


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