Elite Hearing Network, a network of independent hearing care providers in the United States, announced a definitive partnership agreement with Hear Billing Solutions, a provider of ‘audiology-only’ billing services.

The newly formed partnership will bring consultative services in the billing and insurance claims space to Elite members. Complex processes, increasing regulatory standards, and lengthy credentialing and contracting periods are said to be a serious constraint for many independent audiologists and hearing care providers.

Through the Hear Billing Solutions partnership, Elite members will benefit from consulting and support throughout the entire billing process from verifications to billing claims and posting payments, the company said. Staff training and audits are among other services this strategic partnership delivers.

Head of Operations for Elite, Lih Fang Chew, says this is just one of many exciting new services the network has in store for its members.“We are committed to continuously bringing turnkey solutions to our members which will allow them to grow their practice exponentially while focusing more time on individual patients.”

Stacey Long, founder and CEO of Hear Billing Solutions, echoed Lih Fang Chew’s enthusiasm to bring this new service to Elite members. “Navigating the insurance industry can be difficult and time-consuming. As an audiology-only billing company, our team of experts acts as an extension to the member’s office, seeing every claim through the process so the office can focus on its patients.”

This sentiment is shared by Executive Vice President of Amplifon SpA and President of the Elite Hearing Network, Marc Lundeberg. “In our continuous effort to be thought leaders within our sector and for our network members, we are delighted to have closed this exclusive partnership, to help our members navigate through the complexities of the managed care market, whilst they can focus on what they most like to do: help patients regain the gift of sound.”

The partnership was previewed to Elite members at an annual business summit earlier this year.

Source: Elite Hearing Network