Proposals appropriate for submission to this topic will cover all aspects of dispensing and managing an audiology practice in any setting. Proposals of special interest to the reviewers and highly encouraged in this topic category for 2021 will be those topics that include: billing, coding and reimbursement including specific issues related to Managed Care; co-morbidity screening and referral within Audiology initial and follow-up visits; updates of the diagnostic evaluation integration of PSAPS and OTC products; and the use of trained Assistants in Audiology Practice. Additionally, buying and selling Practices, and business ethics in Audiology Practice. Other topics considered as part of this content area can include issues related to business development and management, regulatory requirements, interprofessional dispensing practice and advocacy in audiology. Proposals related to unique and innovative practice management and service delivery should also be submitted to this area. Interprofessional education, practice, and/or research that addresses the implementation of interprofessional competencies within curricular or practice models or the evaluation of collaborative care outcomes for the practice of audiology should be included in this topic area.
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