What Is an MSO?
A Managed Service Organization (MSO) generally provides practice management and administrative support services to physicians and practices. An MSO assists physicians in understanding all aspects of the Medicare risk line of business. Because MSOs purchase services as a group instead of individually, they can achieve economies of scale. These cost savings are passed on to physicians, and in turn, to patients. This also enhances health plan benefits for patients and assists physicians in adhering to Medicare Advantage Plans’ clinical guidelines and care standards.