A national survey of physician practices led by the American Medical Association (AMA) is underway, and the AASM urges your cooperation with this effort. The objective of The Physician Practice Information (PPI) Survey is to gather accurate data on practice costs and the hours of patient care that physicians provide to support fair and accurate physician payment. The PPI Survey will be fielded through June 2024 by Mathematica.

The AASM has joined more than 170 national, state, and specialty medical associations and other health care organizations in endorsing the PPI Survey. Participation in the survey is voluntary but important. The information you share will be kept private, reported in aggregate, and used only for the purpose of informing the national estimates of practice expense per patient care hour.

A financial expert in each sampled physician practice or health system was contacted via email and mail and will receive weekly reminders from PPISurvey@mathematica-mpr.com with the email subject line of “Reminder: The AMA needs your input to support fair and accurate physician payment.”

Additionally, Mathematica, Medscape and the AMA are reaching out to physicians in each sampled practice to alert them to their practice’s involvement and to solicit information on direct patient care hours. The AASM encourages practices to participate in the survey, which will impact physician payment.

If you have any questions or if you would like to speak to someone about this survey, please contact Mathematica directly at PPISurvey@mathematica-mpr.co  or via phone at 1-833-770-1032.