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 intent of the survey is to collect updated and accurate data on practice costs, which are a key element of physician payment. This data hasn’t been updated since it was last collected more than 15 years ago, and it is critically important to update it to ensure accurate payment. More than 170 medical societies and other health care associations have endorsed the survey.
Mathematica, a well-regarded consulting firm, is helping the AMA run this survey. Your practice may receive an email (from email@example.com) and a USPS priority mail packet from Mathematica that contains 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, you may be asked 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 payments!