Have you been selected for the practice information survey?

Members who receive the comprehensive survey being conducted by APA, the AMA and more than 70 other organizations are strongly encouraged to participate

by Government Relations Staff

August 28, 2008 — The American Psychological Association, the American Medical Association and more than 70 other organizations are conducting a comprehensive multi-specialty survey of America's health care provider practices.

How the survey data will be used
Results from the survey will be used to seek fair and appropriate reimbursement for psychological services in the Medicare payment system. The section of the study pertaining to your practice expenses is particularly important, and we request that you complete it accurately in its entirety. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services has indicated it will use the results of this study to help determine Medicare provider payment. The survey firm dmrkynetec has been retained to contact randomly selected health care practitioners, including psychologists, to collect responses. All responses will remain confidential.

Psychology has completed only 60 percent of its needed surveys
At this time, our specialty has completed only 60 percent of the surveys needed to provide valid data. Please alert your staff regarding your willingness to participate in this survey and the importance of accepting incoming calls, faxes or e-mails from dmrkynetec.

A postcard was mailed to the entire sample of psychologists on June 11. If you received this postcard, it is an indication that you have been selected to participate in the survey.
If you have been selected to participate in this important effort and have any questions about this survey, please call toll-free at (877) 816-8940 and ask to speak with one of dmrkynetec's executive interviewers about the 2008 Physician Practice Information Survey.

Not sure if you were selected for the survey?
Find out if you have been selected to participate in the survey by visiting the Physician Practice Information Survey Website and entering your name and zip code.

If you have been selected, the website will provide instructions for helping you begin preparations for participating in the survey. Your cooperation is greatly appreciated.