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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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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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Physician Marketing: Expert Tips for Boosting Referrals

Physician marketing is essential in today’s increasingly competitive landscape. There are many ways to bring new patients through your door, but when they come from a physician referral, they are that much more ready and willing to take the critical next step in their hearing healthcare journey. That’s because their provider—the person they trust with …

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Patient Trust: Why It’s Important and Five Ways to Build It

According to the FBI, millions of elderly Americans fall victim to some type of financial scam or confidence scheme every year. If that’s not enough cause for concern, they’re being inundated by industry disrupters—managed care, discount plans, big boxes, and OTC (Bose and Apple)—after spending more than a year in isolation, fearing for their health …

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Tips for Optimizing Your Teleaudiology Techniques & Environment

Over the last year, businesses have faced the daunting task of trying to keep their doors open while remaining profitable during the pandemic. This has forced many to change their practices to accommodate customers safely in the new environment. A significant change in the hearing healthcare industry has of course been the utilization of remote …

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Patient Recall: The Key to a Successful Comeback Plan

During the COVID-19 shutdowns this spring, many practices struggled with finding the right way to communicate with patients. Overwhelmingly, practices that followed a plan and stayed connected to their database and/or used a service like Your Patient Contact Center (YPCC) to make calls to patients realized two great benefits. First, those practices reassured patients that …

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Five Simple Ways to Create a Five-Star Patient Experience

Think about the last time you received top-notch customer service. Did your doctor call to check up on you the day after a procedure? Did a restaurant give you extra sauces and napkins with your delivery? Did your accountant send a handwritten note on your birthday? Now think about the last time you received terrible …

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Seven Reasons to Call Your Patients

Telemarketing can be an unsettling word for some. It evokes the days of yesteryear when family dinners were interrupted by phone calls and last names were mispronounced beyond recognition. Forget what you thought you knew about telemarketing. In fact, forget the word ‘telemarketing’ entirely. At CQ Partners, we’ve turned outbound dialing into a service essential …

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