Help Update Medicare Payment!

We Need Your Help to Collect Data on the Cost to Provide Care

February 7, 2024

Here’s your chance to help update Medicare payment for audiology and speech-language pathology services by participating in the clinician practice information (CPI) survey beginning later this month! This effort is a national survey of clinician practices to gather accurate data on practice costs and the hours of patient care that clinicians provide. Randomly selected audiologists and speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in private and group practices will receive an email from Mathematica, the survey administrator, to participate in the clinician practice information (CPI) survey! The CPI survey is a partner survey to the physician practice information (PPI) survey run by the American Medical Association. 

Why This is Happening

The intent of the effort, which has been endorsed by over 170 medical societies and other health care associations, including ASHA, is to collect updated and accurate data on practice costs, which are a key element of clinician payment. This information has not been updated since last collected over 15 years ago and it is critically important to collect current data to ensure accurate payment.

Who Should Participate

The CPI survey is focused on collecting financial information and should be completed by the person(s) at your practice who can best answer questions about finances and expenses. The time it takes to complete this survey will vary depending on the size and complexity of your practice.

If your practice is selected, you will receive an email and a USPS priority mail packet from Mathematica that contains a link to the survey as well as supporting information. Thank you in advance for your participation in this voluntary but important survey. The information you share will be kept private, reported in aggregate, and used only to inform the national estimates of practice expense per patient care hour.


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