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Policy Snapshot

May 3, 2024

A national survey of physician practices led by the American Medical Association (AMA) is underway and we urge 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. We have 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. They will receive weekly reminders from with the subject line “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.

If you have any questions or would like to speak to someone about this survey, please contact Mathematica at PPISURVEY@MATHEMATICA-MPR.COM, or via phone at 1-833-770-1032.