Lots of retirees mean that the audiology industry is expected to boom in the coming years, as the demand for hearing services increases with the larger aging population. Great strides have been made in health across the board, but hearing loss is still an epidemic among older folks. Increased lifespan also contributes to the industry demand, as those who live longer are more likely to develop hearing problems. While that does mean that more audiologists will be entering the field, that number is still relatively small — there are only about 12,000 audiologists working in the US today.
Whether you’re just coming into the field or you’ve been at it for years, audiology billing is still a complex subject. There are hundreds of unique audiologist billing codes, many with subtle differences which require extra attention to get right.
Balancing physician duties with the desk work required in doing in-house medical billing and coding can sap both the time and energy of busy audiologists. You might find yourself spending more time studying audiology billing codes than seeing patients — and even then, you might be leaving money on the table when you use the wrong codes.
Give yourself more time to do what you do best. Find a medical biller and coder who understands audiology billing inside and out. Clinic Service has a ton of experience working with audiologists, so we know how to maximize your revenue and free up your time to focus on your patients.
Contact us today to learn about how we can help you manage your cash flow.