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Physician Practice Information Survey RUC Meeting – April 23, 2008 (updated 4/30/2008) Survey Re-launch Dmr kynetec mailed survey packets in three waves from late January through late March. All sample for each specialty (1,000 per specialty) was released.

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Physician Practice Information SurveyRUC Meeting – April 23, 2008(updated 4/30/2008)


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Survey Re-launch

  • Dmrkynetec mailed survey packets in three waves from late January through late March.

  • All sample for each specialty (1,000 per specialty) was released.

  • More than 50,000 physicians received the survey packet.

  • 100 interviewers began calling the first wave on January 31. All physicians should have received at least one phone call. Some physicians have received as many as 15 calls.


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Expectations

  • 1,000 new completes by April 30.

  • 3,000 completed surveys by August 31

  • 4,000 completed surveys by October 31

  • 100 useable completes per specialty (5,000 overall) by December 31, 2008

  • PE/Hour computations to be delivered to CMS by March 31, 2009.


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Responses to Date

  • 621 useable completes from 2007 Gallup effort. Dmrkynetec continues to work to improve the number of useable Gallup surveys by re-contacting physicians.

  • 1,279 Dmrkynetec New Completes

  • Total of 1,900 Completed Surveys

  • Project is 32% Complete


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Groups with 40% Complete +

  • Podiatry 99%

  • Clinical Social Work 70%

  • Optometry 67%

  • Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy 62%

  • Colon and Rectal Surgery 62%

  • Allergy and Immunology 58%

  • Oral Surgery (Dentist only) 56%


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Groups with 40% Complete +

  • Audiologist 53%

  • Chiropractor 50%

  • Rheumatology 47%

  • Pediatrics 43%

  • Vascular Surgery 43%

  • Ophthalmology 40%

  • Physical Medicine and Rehab 40%


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Need to Increase Communication Efforts for These Specialties

  • Internal Medicine 19%

  • Endocrinology 19%

  • Pain Medicine 18%

  • Spine Surgery 18%

  • Nuclear Medicine 17%

  • Otolaryngology 17%

  • Medical Oncology 14%

  • Cardiology 10%


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Communication

  • The AMA has organized e-mail announcements from Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM), Medical Group Management Association (MGMA), Practice Management Center (PMC)

  • AMA organized uniform announcement used by each of these groups and the participating specialty societies


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Communication

  • January 21 edition of Advocacy Update

  • January 22 edition of Federation News

  • January 28-31, 5 day run in Morning Rounds

  • January 28 - AMA Website - Headline Story

  • March/April AMA Voice Article

  • March 20 eVoice

  • April 1 Federation Newsletter


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Communication

  • Specialty societies have been cooperative: websites, e-mails, newsletters, membership lists, etc.

  • Need to ramp up communication again. We encourage broadcast e-mails and will distribute a new message to send out.

  • Dmrkynetec just sent 30,000 e-mails and faxes this week.

  • AMA will be providing 40,000 postcards for Dmrkynetec to send to the sample.


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Reporting Results

  • Progress reports will be shared on a weekly basis with all specialty societies – beginning May 1st.

  • Survey firm projects that major data collection will be completed by August 31

  • 4th quarter of 2008 will then be utilized to re-contact physicians with missing responses and to focus on specialties that do not meet the precision criteria.


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