This multi-course series will cover topics that the presenters learned from their own experiences launching new private practices. Topics to be include: a roadmap and timeframe of opening a practice, finances, funding, and developing the business plan, financing options, working with Medicare, third party payers, and third party administrators as well as marketing. This course series is sponsored by CareCredit.
Course created on August 24, 2020
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the different types of business entities to determine what option is best for the attendee’s future practice. (Part 1)
- After this course, participants will be able to create an audiology specific business plan to be used for financing. (Part 2)
- After this course, participants will be able to determine the total cost needed for a start-up audiology practice. (Part 3)
- After this course, participants will be able to calculate break-even and explain profit margin. (Part 4)
- After this course, participants will be able to list the information needed for providers and the private practice to enroll in insurance. (Part 5)
- After this course, participants will be able to explain how a return of investment (ROI) can be calculated for each marketing practice implemented. (Part 6)
|0-60 Minutes||Marrying a Private Practice: A Series of First Dates|
|60-120 Minutes||Marrying a Private Practice: Going Steady|
|120-210 Minutes||Marrying a Private Practice: Financing Your Startup|
|210-300 Minutes||Marrying a Private Practice: Operationalizing Your Business|
|300-390 Minutes||Marrying a Private Practice: Partnering with Insurance Companies, Buying Groups, and Audiology Management Groups|
|390-480 Minutes||Marrying a Private Practice: Marketing Your Practice|
Alicia D.D. Spoor, Au.D. is the Audiologist and President of Designer Audiology, LLC. She opened her own business with an unbundled/itemized pricing structure- one of the first in the nation to do so from day one, to benefit the patient and demonstrate the value of the audiologist. Dr. Spoor is the current Legislative Chair for the Maryland Academy of Audiology and a Past-President of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology.
Julie Link, Au.D., is the President and owner of The Audiology METHOD. She founded her practice to provide prevention and early intervention to working professionals. Dr. Link is passionate about destigmatizing hearing loss and hearing aids. She has spoken locally and nationally and is a past board member for the Colorado Academy of Audiology and previously served on the ADA’s Practice Accreditation Task Force.
Julie Link: Financial: Julie Link is the owner of The Audiology METHOD. She received an honorarium for this presentation. Non-financial: Julie Link has no non-financial disclosures.
Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by AudiologyOnline, and sponsored by Care Credit.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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