Washington E-Newsletter

Please Complete the AMA Physician Practice Expense Survey

The American Medical Association’s (AMA) Physician Practice Information (PPI) Survey is underway, and the AANS and the CNS urge all selected neurosurgeons to participate in this effort. The survey — endorsed by more than 170 organizations, including the AANS and the CNS — aims to collect updated and accurate data on practice costs (current data are 15 years old), a key element of Medicare physician payment.

Mathematica, a well-regarded consulting firm, is helping the AMA run this survey. Be on the lookout for an email from ppisurvey@mathematica-mpr.com and a United States Postal Service Priority Mail® packet from Mathematica containing a link to the survey and supporting information. An email reminder from Mathematica was sent to 10,000 physician practices on Jan. 25. We urge you to speak with your practice administrators to determine if they have received these communications and ask them to complete this critical survey.

Click here for more information about this survey.