Thanks to the 35 colleagues who responded to this survey! For my 6 previous MHConcierge surveys, I sent an invitation to participate in to a variety of listservs, social networking sites – and a list that purchased from the MN Board of Psychology. The MBOP list provided the majority of responses. While preparing for the current survey, I learned that the services that I use (Survey Monkey and MailChimp) both forbid using purchased lists. Therefore, I chose to not risk trouble with those services (and MBOP), and did not use the MBOP list – but unfortunately have much lower numbers
MHConcierged posted a request to a list provided by the MN Board of Psychology (available for $5 on the MBOP website) requesting participating in this survey. The survey was sent out on 10-10-17, with the expectation of posting a summary of the results 2 weeks later (a previous version was sent out on 10-8-17 with a technical glitch – apologies to those who responded promptly and enthusiastically to that one). I knew that such a survey was novel – was not aware of any previous similar survey, at least locally – but I did not anticipate the consternation that some
Thanks to the 122 colleagues who generously took the time to complete this survey. Three reported that they do not provide clinical mental health services in Minnesota. This means that 119 should have continued with the rest of the questions, but 120 colleagues took the rest of the survey – I guess that two non-clinical participants still wanted to contribute, which leaves us with perhaps a little less pure data, but I appreciate their participation.
Thanks to the Mental Health Professional (MHP) colleagues who completed the MHConcierge survey about billing practices. We had 167 responses. 149 of the participants are psychologists, and we also had 3 social workers and 9 participants licensed by the Board of Behavioral Health and Therapy. We aspire to have more responses, and more non-psychologist participants, for future surveys.
Thanks to the 380 professional colleagues who completed the mhconcierge.com 5 question survey about the MinnesotaCare Provider Tax. Invitations to participate in this survey were sent to the members of two Minnesota Psychological Association listservs, a list of emails for over 3,000 licensed psychologists purchased from the Board of Psychology, several LinkedIn groups for mental health professionals, and by an email “blast” message provided by the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, MN Chapter.