Practice Management

Practice Management


The Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS), formerly known as Physician Quality Reporting Initiative (PQRI), is a Medicare reporting system for eligible healthcare professionals, which promotes reporting of quality information for covered services that are provided to original Medicare Part B Fee-for-service beneficiaries.

ICD-10 Code System

On March 31, 2014, Congress acted to delay the implementation of the ICD-10 code system until October 1, 2015 as a result of federal legislation, H.R. 4302. Most resources are offered by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and as of mid-April 2014, CMS had not updated those resources to include the new transition date.

Resources and Tools

Under the leadership of the Business Enhancement Strategies and Techniques or BEST Committee, we've pulled together the very BEST tools and ideas to benefit every audiologist in every practice setting. You are welcome to adapt these materials for your own use.


The Academy offers a wealth of resources to ensure audiologists and audiology practices maintain compliance with applicable federal regulations and are aware of new regulatory requirements as that information becomes available.

Tip of the Month—March

Employee Personalities: Do you have an employee that you just can’t get through to? Different personality styles may be the culprit (and not the employee!). Our personality styles get in the way of how we communicate and shape the lens we look through as we perceive the world (or our employee).


Know-How Articles

Review the latest and archived practice management articles from Audiology Today magazine, ranging from how to build a Web site, front office staff training, the patient’s waiting room experience, challenging economic times, and more.