From NCMS: Survey Tracks NC Practices’ Continuing COVID-19 Journey

August 11, 2020


Sixteen weeks ago the NCMS along with the NC Medical Group Management Association (NCMGMA) and Curi began surveying NC medical practices on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. This summary of the data collected since March give a snapshot of the changing landscape and the continuing challenges NC practices have experienced over the past four months. Review the data summary report.

Survey data shows that ‘patient volume,’ ‘financial concerns’ and ‘personal protective equipment (PPE) access’ consistently were the top three concerns for responding practices. In recent weeks, two concerns, not previously in the top three, have been rising: ‘staffing’ increased from 5 percent (week of June 22) to 15 percent (week of July 20th) and ‘Access to COVID Testing’ increased from 4 percent (week of June 22) to 10 percent (week of July 20th).

THANK YOU to those who have been responding to the surveys regularly to help track this valuable information to help us respond to your practice needs and to share with key policymakers and legislators.

We continue to send the survey every other week and encourage you to complete it. In addition to the regular, recurring questions, several surveys included additional questions focused on particular areas of concern. See the analysis of those ‘deep dive’ survey results below.
Financial Summary Report
Telehealth Report
Practice Reopening Report
Practice Well-being Report