Something big is happening among physicians – all across the nation. You’ll want to take part because the results will be a “state of the union” report on the medical profession in America. Resolve now to make sure that report includes your opinions and feedback about the practice of medicine in your community.
To compile data for the report, the largest survey of medical practitioners ever undertaken in the U.S. will be rolled out starting in March.
|Does the ISMA have your email address?
You will miss this opportunity and continue missing out on alerts and up-to-the-minute news about health care in Indiana if the ISMA has no record of your email address.
Don’t delay. Send an email message now to Vicki Riley to be part of the national project determining the state of the medical profession in America.
You’re invited to participate, along with every practicing doctor in the country with an email address.
Why this huge survey?
- To give physicians a voice that is strong and loud
- To ensure the physician perspective is presented
- To examine the morale, career plans and practice metrics of today’s doctors
- To make policy makers aware of the impact of actions like a 27 percent Medicare pay cut
The emailed survey will ask you about the state of your practice, your outlook, career plans and whether you can continue providing services in light of escalating regulatory and financial burdens. You’ll answer key questions like: “Can physicians meet the needs of patients given current medical practice conditions?”
The landmark effort, conducted by Merritt Hawkins, is a project of The Physicians Foundation, a nonprofit grant-making organization of state and county medical societies.
“If the survey indicates that the medical profession itself is in jeopardy, then that urgent message must be heard by both policy makers and the public,” said Walker Ray, M.D., vice president of the Physicians Foundation and former president of the Medical Association of Georgia.
A huge response, from all physicians including many ISMA members, will help ensure physicians’ voices are heard – loud and clear. Data specific to Indiana will be provided to the ISMA and communicated back to you in this publication.