May 09, 2024

Help Update Radiology Practice Cost Data With the Physician Practice Information Survey

Radiology participation in the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician Practice Information Survey (PPIS) is urgently needed as the survey deadline is quickly approaching.

The PPI survey aims to collect practice cost information for radiologists and other medical specialties and share that information with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The data currently used by CMS in the Medicare Physician Fee Schedule has not been updated in over 15 years.

The AMA, in coordination with Mathematica, has been promoting the survey since July 2023. Of the more than 400 radiology practices sampled, less than 10 practices have completed the survey. The American College of Radiology®(ACR®) strongly encourages members and their practices that have received the survey to complete it as soon as possible.

The AMA has recently reached out to the physicians of sampled practices to alert them that their practices have been selected. The physicians will only receive the physician survey once their practice has submitted the practice survey.

What you should do:
• Check your email inboxes, including junk and spam for an email from or
• Check your mailboxes for a USPS mail packet from Mathematica.
• Remind your business managers and financial experts to also check their emails.
• Complete the survey NOW. The deadline to return the survey is near.

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