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How do I know if a group practice is right for me?

A SimplePractice group account typically consists of a group of clinicians billing under a single NPI, tax ID, and Stripe account. Below you'll find a few questions you should be asking when considering if a group account is right for your practice:

 Factors Solo vs. Group

 What is my billing plan?

Both solo and group accounts will have their billing connected to one Stripe account, one NPI, and one tax ID.

 Will I be billing insurance?

Solo practitioners will have the option to file claims under their individual NPI or their organizational NPI if they have one. Groups will be filing claims with their type-2, organizational NPI and tax ID.

 How many other clinicians are in
 my practice with me?

If the answer is greater than one and you plan to bill insurance under an organizational NPI, you may want to consider upgrading to a group account.

Note: If you find that a group account is the best choice for your practice, head over to this guide for more information: Group Practice FAQs.

Group practice accounts are designed to consist of multiple clinicians working as employees and are usually paid as contractors. Since a group account usually stores one organizational NPI and tax ID, features like billing insurance can get complicated if all clinicians are not filing under the same group NPI and tax ID. You can manually edit the claims, but there is no guarantee that the claim will get successfully processed and this can cause delays in the processing of your claims. 

Important: Based on the information above, we do not recommend that sole proprietors, co-ops, or collectives use a group account in SimplePractice.

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