February 28, 2024

Complete AMA PPI Survey Promptly to Provide Updated, Accurate Practice Costs

The America Medical Association is working with Mathematica to collect practice cost information for all specialties via the Physician Practice Cost Information Survey (PPIS). Completed surveys from specialties such as radiology are particularly needed. It is urgent that radiology participates in this survey effort to provide updated and accurate practice costs that are representative of the specialty.

In addition to the physician portion of the survey, a separate survey is being circulated for practice administrators to complete. American College of Radiology® (ACR®) members are encouraged to alert their administrators to watch for and complete this survey. Mathematica recently updated contact information for some radiology practices in their sample and will be circulating new survey invitations shortly. Please re-check your email inboxes and spam folders.

Here are email details:

  • Physician survey
    Sender: PPISurvey@mathematica-mpr.com
    Subject line: "American Medical Association requests your input on physician practice expense and patient care hours"
  • Practice administrator survey
    Sender: PhysicianHoursSurvey@mathematica-mpr.com
    Subject line: "Please help to update accurate physician payments"

The ACR alerts members to monitor email for communications from Mathematica regarding both surveys to ensure radiology practice data is updated and accurate.

For more information, contact Stephanie Le, ACR Director, Economics and Health Policy.