Expand Beyond Audiology:
Grow Your Business by Providing a Valued Medical Service
If you are concerned with the future of Audiology,
Dizziness and Balance Diagnostics might be right for you!
Become an Exclusive AIB Center of Specialty Care
According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dizziness is the #1 complaint of persons age 70 and older and #3 for all age groups, only preceded by backache and headache.
Fall-risk and loss of independence are recognized as the #1 concern of older adults, the fastest-growing segment of the population.
90 million Americans each year seek medical help for dizziness, vertigo or falls.
Approximately 80 patients per month with complaints of dizziness, vertigo or a history of falls are seen in physician offices. These patients are not typically surgical candidates and their medical management can be challenging. What if you could take advantage of this flow of patients and efficiently manage them, improve their outcomes and generate revenue within your current practice? Just as with an allergy department or hearing aid dispensary, dizzy patients can also be managed within your current practice in an efficacious, profitable manner with minimal equipment and space.
Dizzy patients are difficult and frustrating for many physicians to manage. Physicians and health systems are being evaluated via Medicare Quality Scores for Fall Risk Assessment and Plan of Care. The testing and evaluation you will be trained to perform will satisfy this requirement, which is an extremely helpful service to both primary care physicians, ENT’s and Neurologists.
Help More Patients With Hearing Loss
Did you know … 30% of patients who undergo diagnostic balance testing also have an undiagnosed and untreated sensorineural hearing loss? Research from Johns Hopkins, found individuals with untreated hearing loss have an increased incidence of falls. These patients are excellent candidates for treatment with hearing aids.
Covered by Medicare and Most Private Insurances
Shown is a diagram of the most common diagnostic CPT codes and corresponding reimbursement. Billing is easily managed through a handful of CPT codes and covered by Medicare and all major insurances.
What do I need?
- Exclusive AIB Center of Specialty Care (CSC) licensing agreement
- AIB proprietary report writing software with Gans Logic Tree
- Equipment recommendations are based upon your individual facility’s needs, highest income generation, and produce the best outcomes for the patient.
What about Rehabilitation?
Therapists worldwide use AIB’s vestibular rehabilitation, balance, concussion protocols, and canalith repositioning maneuvers. The Institute’s proven and evidence-based approach to successful physical therapy outcomes can be included within your practice and for your therapy providers.
Let the AIB team create an innovative rehabilitation business model within your practice to increase both profit and patient outcomes. Opportunities and options include (but are not limited to) the following:
The AIB has a global network of over 2,000 trained and certified rehabilitation professionals available to help your practice create cross-referral relationships within the rehabilitation community. This option is most favorable for facilities who do not have the space, resources, volume, or staff available to operate a rehabilitation facility. The advantages of creating relationships with local rehabilitation partners may include opportunities for cross-referrals, increased community exposure through collaborative marketing efforts, and increased hearing aid sales!
The AIB senior staff have a combined 30 years of experience working in the management and business development of rehabilitation practices. Our team will do a thorough analysis of your current practice and make recommendations for in-house rehabilitation options that do not involve expensive technology or equipment, all while yielding successful patient outcomes.
Benefits of an AIB Center of Specialty Care
AIB PT Referral Network
Marketing – print & digital
Clinical & Technical Support
Education – Certification Workshops & Online Training
Access to AIB Wellness Program
“If you are looking for a way to expand your audiology and balance practice and are unsure of the next step I highly recommend partnering with the American Institute of Balance as a Center of Excellence. They provided an all-encompassing program to help us build, expand, and further develop our balance practice. The support AIB has provided has been instrumental to the expansion of our balance program. AIB is quick to respond to any question I may have and is always happy to assist in any way possible.
Laura Lamb, Au.D. & Kevin Stevens, DPT, Integrated Hearing and Balance
“The American Institute of Balance has made the addition of balance services to our practice absolutely seamless. From initial onboarding and training, to continued clinical and development support, they are there to guide us every step of the way. With their expertise, we feel we are able to provide the best care to our patients, while also growing a successful balance program. They have made this journey an enjoyable and educational experience. We couldn’t have done it without them! “
Lemme Audiology Associates/LAA Center for Balance
Karen Lemme, Au.D., Ashlee McCloskey, Au.D. & Amy Greer, Au.D.
The American Institute of Balance (AIB), is a global healthcare company based in Tampa Bay, Florida. Since 1992, AIB has provided the worldwide health community with the most current and scientifically robust clinical protocols and information through workshops, online education, corporate training programs, and practice development.
Let AIB’s more than 25-year history of success developing balance services for audiologists, ENT physicians, rehabilitation specialists, hospitals and health systems go to work for you! Contact us for a free analysis of your practice management needs and goals.