ACG strongly supports the AMA’s Physician Practice Information (PPI) Survey, which will help update data on practice expenses and patient care hours.
The intent of the survey, which has been endorsed by 172 medical societies and other health care associations is to collect updated and accurate data on practice costs which are a key element of physician payment. These data have not been updated since last collected over 15 years ago and it is critically important to update these data to ensure accurate payment.
See 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 firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Please contact ACG’s Public Policy team with any questions.