Published 12/1/2008
Matt Twetten

This survey really counts

The Physician Practice Information Survey helps determine physician payments

The AAOS, the American Medical Association (AMA) and more than 70 other organizations are currently conducting a comprehensive multispecialty survey of America’s physician practices. This survey is a vital tool to determining practice patterns and will have a major impact on orthopaedic practices for years to come.

CMS will use data for payments
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has indicated it will use the results of this study to help determine physician payment. The survey firm, dmrkynetec, has been retained to contact randomly selected physicians and practice managers to collect responses. All responses will remain confidential.

Results from the survey will be used to positively influence national decision makers. The section of the study pertaining to your practice expenses is particularly important, and we request that you complete it accurately in its entirety.

Only 77 completed orthopaedic surveys
The orthopaedic specialty has 77 completed surveys to date, but the goal is to collect at least 100 responses per specialty. Let your staff know that you are willing to participate in this survey. Tell staff about the importance of accepting incoming calls, faxes, or e-mails from dmrkynetec.

If you received a postcard in September, you have been selected to participate in the survey. If you have any questions about this survey, please call (877) 816-8940 toll-free and ask to speak with one of dmrkynetec’s executive interviewers about the 2008 Physician Practice Information Survey.

Not sure if you were selected?
You can also visit the Physician Practice Information Survey Web site (https://doanemrwebsc.com/onlinesurveys/amas/), and enter your name and zip code to see if you have been selected.