Help Us Help You! An important opportunity to represent physician practices!


The North Carolina Medical Society is one more than 170 healthcare organizations supporting a new national study by the American Medical Association (AMA).  The goal is to gather representative data on physician practice expenses and better understand the costs faced by today’s physician practices to support physician payment advocacy.

The objective of this study is to help document changes in the U.S. healthcare delivery system that impact your practice every day.  One of the recurring comments we hear from physicians is that decision-makers and payers are not fully informed about the broad clinical, operational, and financial challenges that their practices face. This study represents your opportunity to communicate accurate financial and operational information to policymakers, including members of Congress and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. Data from this survey will be used to help determine physician payment levels. Our profession is presented with an important opportunity and your participation in this study will ensure that the voice and priorities of your practice is clearly heard.

The AMA has contracted with Mathematica, an independent research company with extensive experience in survey methods as well as care delivery and finance reform, to conduct the survey. Physician practices will be selected randomly to collect their confidential responses.

You may be contacted to participate this year.  If contacted the AMA and Mathematica will make data collection as convenient for you and your practice as possible and assure you that your individual data will be kept private.

Here is the sample design and survey methodology:  06 Mathematica PPI Survey PowerPoint