The American Medical Association (AMA) is requesting selected physicians to participate in its Physician Practice Information (PPI) Survey to help update Medicare physician payment. The purpose of this survey, endorsed by more than 170 medical societies and other healthcare associations, is to collect accurate, up-to-date data on practice costs. These data were last collected more than 15 years ago, and updated data are critically important to ensure accurate payment.
The consulting firm Mathematica is helping the AMA run this survey. Your practice may receive an email (from [email protected]) and an USPS priority mail packet from Mathematica containing a link to the survey and 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 and help update Medicare physician payment.