Frequently Asked Questions

Will I still be able to put my name on my office door, business, cards, and website?

You can maintain your own practice name and branding. You will need to add that you are an affiliate of the MSO.

Will I have to agree to work a minimum number of hours?

When and how much you work is completely up to you. You decide when to take vacations or how many days to work. We just ask that you keep us updated about your schedule openings.

I have some long-term patients and referral sources already in place. Can I see them outside of the MSO?

Because of the nature of the legal arrangement, providers have to be either all in or all out. The benefit of being affiliated is access to a referral base, and the ability to see clients covered by a variety of insurance payers, providing balance of income streams and varied opportunity.

Will I be forced to only make referrals through the MSO?

You make the clinical decisions and recommendations you see fit. While we all benefit by mutual referrals, it is not required.

Can I opt out of Electronic Health Records if I have privacy and security concerns?

The evolving healthcare system requires mental health providers to use an EHR and to electronically exchange limited amounts of authorized information to partners in care for clients.

What do you mean by “clinical integration”?

Examples of clinical integration is the use of an EHR with standardized client charting and record keeping, informed consent, policies and procedures, and client service agreements and financial policies.

Why are you doing this?

Our mission is to develop a larger private practice group, throughout the state of Minnesota, where providers maintain independence and clients have an alternative to large, impersonal systems of care. We want to provide clients with the choice of a private, high quality and high value therapeutic experience. Our goals for providers are to free them from time spent on business aspects of practice so they have more time to care for clients, enjoy their personal lives, and improve their practice with access to referrals and the economies of scale that can occur in larger groups.