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Reflecting on Reconnect ’22: What it Really Meant to “Reconnect”

Just two short weeks ago we hosted our first large event since the COVID-19 pandemic began, and the first ever iteration of Reconnect. Why did we name it “reconnect?” Well, because that was exactly what we were trying to accomplish. As we expanded our CQ Partners community and worked on fostering a supportive environment among …

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Reconnect '22 Audiology Industry

How to Make the Most Out of Your Reconnect ’22 Experience

With Reconnect ’22 just on the horizon, people are asking: how can each attendee get the most out of the event? There’s plenty of value in just being at Reconnect, but by coming prepared with an idea of what you’re hoping to gain and a post-event plan, you can elevate your experience and put yourself …

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5 Questions to Consider When Your Providers Ask for a Raise

With the cost of living on the rise and patient bases growing, it’s only expected that your providers will ask for an increase in compensation. Deciding if and how much of a raise is possible can be difficult, but a talented provider is worth the consideration. Here are five questions to ask yourself when deciding …

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Buying OTC Hearing Aids

CQ Can Help You Be the Signal in the Noise – Seeing the Over the Counter (OTC) Announcement as an Opportunity

As an Audiologist for almost 25 years, I have never seen more of a golden opportunity than now to shout from the rooftops the importance of hearing healthcare! In my consulting role at CQ Partners as Director of Audiology, I am often asked how my practices can reach and help more people. Well, this my …

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Navigating Managed Care in Hearing Healthcare

I’ll never forget the moment, in 2009, when my primary care physician asked: “So, what do you do for a living?” Upon learning that I was on the practice management and business consulting side of the hearing industry, she immediately dove into ranting and raving about diminishing insurance reimbursements. Once she finally got around to …

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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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