Government Affairs Data

Learn about the Government Affairs Data section of the survey.

Purpose

This section asks about topics that are currently a part of the AAOE policy agenda. Your responses to these questions will help us better understand how certain public policies affect your practice and allow AAOE to better represent you in Washington, DC.

Section Overview

  • Malpractice Insurance – Collects information on coverage limits, deductibles, and the type of malpractice insurance maintained by practices.
  • Electronic Health Records – Collects information about the EHR used in your practice.
  • Quality Initiatives – Captures information on the type and level of participation in MIPS, BPCI-A, CJR and other quality initiatives (e.g., Accountable Care Organizations).
  • Additional Questions – Collects information on the practice’s participation in co-management agreements, real estate ownership, and use of tele-medicine.

Malpractice Insurance

  • Malpractice Insurance: Coverage Limit – Specify the coverage limit that physicians in your practice are required to maintain.
  • Malpractice Insurance Type – Select the type of malpractice insurance maintained by physicians in the practice.
  • Malpractice Insurance Deductibles – Specify the deductibles that are included in the malpractice insurance coverage maintained by physicians in the practice.

Electronic Health Records

  • EHR Certification Year – Select your EHR certification year from the list provided.
  • EHR Connectivity - Select Yes or No from the list provided to indicate whether your EHR connects to other EHRs.

Quality Initiatives

  • Quality Initiatives: Advanced Alternative Payment Models - Select one or more options from the list provided to indicate whether your practice participated in any Advanced Alternative Payment Models (APMs) during the reporting year.
  • Accountable Care Organizations - Select one or more options from the list provided to indicate whether your practice participated in any Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) during the reporting year.
  • Other Quality Programs - Select one or more options from the list provided to indicate whether your practice participated in any other quality programs during the reporting year.

Additional Questions

  • Additional Questions: Co-Management Agreement – Select Yes or No from the list provided to indicate whether the practice participates in any co-management agreements.
  • Does Your Practice Own Its Real Estate – Select Yes or No from the list provided to indicate whether the practice owns its real estate.
  • Tele-medicine - Select Yes or No to indicate whether your practice provides tele-medicine services.