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No Surprises Act and Hearing Care Providers – What to Know

On January 1, 2022, the No Surprises Act went into effect. Designed to protect patients from surprise medical bills, this law offers new protections for patients who are receiving care from out-of-network providers and at in-network facilities. It also requires that uninsured or self-pay patients be given expected costs and details of the care they …

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CQ Audiology Advisory Council

Exciting Things to Come from the CQ Audiology Advisory Council

CQ Partners 20-person Council is comprised of Audiologists from all across the country in a variety of clinical settings; all with a common goal of bridging clinical and business best practices to better serve patients with hearing loss. Purpose of The Council The Council brings together experts in the field of audiology and provides our …

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Leading Through Data-Driven Insights: How to Go From “I Think” to “I Know”

I joined the hearing healthcare field about 35 years ago, serving in a variety of sales, sales leadership, and training roles. Historically, it has been a relatively low volume, high margin industry. We have seen more change in the last five years than in the past three decades combined. Consumers have more choices than ever …

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Practice Differentiation: Seven Areas of Best Practice

The most important asset you have as a business owner/administrator is the people that work for you and the brand that you create to support your patients. The question we’re asked most often as practice consultants is “How can we set our practice apart from our competition and protect ourselves from industry disruptors?” Below are …

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What You Need to Know to Make an Informed Decision About Medicare Advantage

At CQ Partners, we believe that information is power and for you to continue to make informed decisions around managed care, we asked, Edward Braun, Senior Vice President, Managed Care, and Corporate Partnerships at Demant, for insight on Medicare Advantage and its continued growth. Medicare Advantage, often referred to as Medicare Part C or MA, …

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Define a Winning Business Strategy with Our Four Elements of C-A-R-E

Industry influencers are creating a defining moment for hearing healthcare businesses. Will yours be among those that rise to the challenge and thrive? When you combine the economic decline created by the pandemic last year with the increasing presence and influence of Third Party Administrators (TPAs) and brand-name OTC options, it’s easy to get overwhelmed …

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How to Build Your Company Brand by Hiring for Culture and Engagement

It’s estimated that there will be 20,000 job openings for audiologists in the U.S. by 2028. Unfortunately, there are not enough licensed professionals in the field, audiology programs in the U.S., or students in those programs to keep up with accelerating demand. In fact, there may be more audiologists retiring from the profession over the …

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Opportunity Mindset: Why It Matters and How to Adopt it in Your Practice

I know what you might be thinking: “Uh oh—must be another one of those CQ buzzwords!” But, at least it’s not another acronym, right? All jokes aside, opportunity mindset is essentially a way of thinking and doing—an intentional, positive, and action-oriented attitude. And it relates to everyone in the practice, regardless of his/her position. A …

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