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August 2019

How a Physical Therapy Department Management Consultant Can Help .....

Four ways a physical therapy department management consultant can help you

By | Blog, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Running a physical therapy department in the modern health care landscape comes with a set of unique challenges. You likely started your therapy department with the goal of helping patients return to a better quality of life, but it’s easy to quickly find yourself overwhelmed by administrative and operational concerns that you were not prepared or trained for. 

Trying to manage operations for your therapy department independently, either by yourself or by hiring in-house administration, can be both costly and time-consuming. While tending to these issues is completely necessary, it can start to feel like it’s taking away from your ability to provide the direct patient care you were trained for. 

This is where a physical therapy department management consultant can assist you. By leveraging the expertise of a larger organization with a dedicated focus on therapy services administration, you can streamline your operations and put more of your time and resources into helping patients and truly growing your department. 

Ways physical therapy departments can rely on management consultants

If you are looking for operational assistance in any of these four areas, there’s a good chance a physical therapy management consultant can help you: 

  1. Billing and compliance support — Regulations and best practices are always changing. The right partner can help you stay on top of the latest updates and put systems in place to help you increase revenue from payers. 
  2. Human resources management — Recruiting and hiring top talent can be time-consuming. Therapy services consultants can have access to recruiting networks to bring the right people to your therapy department. 
  3. Professional development — Keeping your staff fully trained and compliant with industry-standard practices is another area where a partner can be of assistance. 
  4. Marketing — Getting the right message to the right audience requires experience and resources that a dedicated physical therapy management consultant should have. 

You should look for a partner who not only has decades of experience in these and other areas, but also someone whom you are comfortable building a personal relationship with. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can help you with the management services you need

At Alliance, we believe in treating our partners like they are family. We have over 50 years of experience in this field, and we understand that the best care is delivered on a highly personalized basis. That’s why we strive to help our partners maintain their personal identity while giving them the resources and knowledge they need to succeed and grow their therapy department. 

Learn more about how a management consultant can help you when you contact us today.

Physical Therapy Strategic Partner .....

How can a strategic partnership for physical therapy help you?

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Outsourced Post-Op Rehab

Physical therapy and rehabilitation departments in hospitals face many challenges, from having adequate staffing levels to staying compliant with an ever-changing regulatory landscape. These challenges are typically the same as those faced by other service lines, but due to the unique position of therapy services as an allied health profession, hospital leaders can often face a particular set of hurdles when trying to guide this area. 

This is why more and more hospitals are turning to strategic partnerships in the form of working with contract therapy and outsourcing services. Working with a physical therapy strategic partner allows your hospital to leverage the resources and expertise of an organization wholly dedicated to therapy and rehabilitation. 

To help you better understand the specific benefits this can offer you, we’re happy to share the following guide we’ve created. 

Benefits of working with a strategic partner for physical therapy services

Hospitals come in all sizes and locations, from big-city facilities to critical access hospitals in rural areas. This means that each hospital will have unique strategic needs for physical therapy that need to be assessed. To develop the correct strategy for your hospital, a physical therapy partner should look at the following areas: 

  • Your staffing needs
  • Known compliance issues
  • Administrative speed bumps
  • Current status of health information and performance management software systems

From there, you can work together to develop a plan to meet the goals of your physical therapy department, including reducing costs, increasing reimbursements and improving patient satisfaction. Identifying problems is only part of a solid strategy. The right strategic partner for your physical therapy needs should also offer you turnkey solutions that can be quickly and easily implemented. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has helped hospitals across the United States

We’ve been helping hospitals develop effective strategies for their therapy and rehabilitation units for decades and bring more than 50 years of experience to the table. Here’s what just one of our satisfied partners had to say:

Three Ways Physical Therapy Outsourcing Improves Communication .....

Three ways physical therapy outsourcing improves communication

By | Blog, Outsourced Post-Op Rehab

Clear and consistent communication is essential to a high-performing hospital. From hospital leadership to doctors, nurses, physical therapists and support staff, everyone plays a role in making sure that a clear message of care is delivered to both patients and other team members. However, in situations where time and staffing levels are limited resources, communication can become a challenge. 

This can be especially true for therapy and rehabilitation units, where hospital administrators often face challenges in managing the unique operational and personnel needs that come with it. However, to ensure that patients are receiving the continuity of care they deserve, smooth communication must occur between a physical therapy team and other service lines. 

A solution for hospitals, particularly critical access facilities in remote areas, is physical therapy outsourcing. By working with an organization that is solely dedicated to all aspects of physical therapy, including communication, you can have a smoother-running therapy department that can spill over into other areas. 

Here are some tangible benefits from better communication 

Outsourced physical therapy can improve communication for your facility in the following ways: 

  1. Better documentation — In addition to staffing support, contract physical therapy services can also offer solutions in workflow systems and electronic medical records (EMR) software. This leads to better documentation of services that can improve compliance and billing. 
  2. Increased communication with patients — Having the right service and personnel levels means a less stressed staff that is better able to take the time to explain services to patients and provide education. 
  3. Smoother interfacing with administration — Outsourcing physical therapy shifts much of the administrative burden to an outside organization that is dedicated to managing therapists. This means proven communications in the areas of training, performance management and development. 

To receive the greatest communication benefits, you should look for a physical therapy outsourcing partner who believes in personal relationships and developing custom-tailored solutions to the hospitals they work with. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners — communication is our foundation

At Alliance, we’re passionate about providing the highest-quality therapy services for our hospital partners, and we believe this relationship needs to be built on solid communication. That’s why we work to fully understand the needs of each facility we work with on an individualized basis so we know how to provide smooth and effective solutions. 

For an assessment of your therapy program and more information about how we can help you improve operations and patient satisfaction, contact us today.

Advantages of Using Physical Rehabilitation Outsourcing .....

Advantages of using physical rehabilitation outsourcing

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

It seems like each year hospitals have to walk an ever-narrowing line between delivering the level of care that patients deserve and meeting operational and budgetary requirements. Physical therapy and rehabilitation are just one example of an important service line that many hospitals struggle to provide with the proper resources and staffing levels. 

However, as a core part of the recovery process, hospitals can benefit from offering these rehabilitative services to patients who are still under their care. From both a patient-satisfaction and revenue standpoint, a well-run physical therapy and rehabilitation department can be a positive contributor to your facility. To achieve this goal, a solution that many hospitals turn to is leveraging the expertise and resources of a physical rehabilitation outsourcing solution. 

How can a physical rehabilitation partner help you?

Physical rehabilitation outsourcing generally takes the form of a dedicated therapy services group that works with a facility to meet patient care needs. If you’re a hospital leader looking for a cost-effective solution for your physical therapy and rehabilitation unit, here’s how working with an outsourcing solution can help:

  • Strategic expertise — From identifying new service areas to performance management, a dedicated physical rehabilitation partner can provide specialized expertise. 
  • Compliance support — Physical therapy and rehabilitation has unique compliance and billing requirements. By working with a partner, you can improve efficiency in this area.
  • Proven work systems — Years of experience and refinement allows rehabilitation outsourcing to deliver turnkey solutions to their hospital partners. 
  • Marketing assistance — Patients and even your own staff need to be aware of service offerings and messaging around therapy and rehabilitation. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can be the rehabilitation solution you need

No matter what your specific needs are, Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can assist you with building a highly effective therapy and rehabilitation program. We’ve been working with satisfied hospital leaders for decades and have a vast network of resources that we can put to work for you — from recruiting solutions to proprietary electronic medical records software. 

From small hospitals to large, and rural to urban, we’re passionate about building relationships that meet the unique needs of our partners. To learn more, contact us today. We can provide an assessment of your current needs to better determine how we can help. 

How Our Physical Therapy Outsourcing Can Work for You .....

How our physical therapy outsourcing can work for your hospital

By | Blog, Outsourced Post-Op Rehab

It’s hard to oversell just how important physical therapy and rehabilitation is to your patients’ recovery. No matter how successful initial care is, whether it’s injury treatment or surgery, there is still a lot of healing that needs to occur. Physical therapists play a central role in helping patients restore functionality and achieve positive outcomes. The earlier that patients can receive this care, the better, which is why all hospitals typically have an in-house physical therapy unit. 

We understand how difficult it can be for many hospitals to provide high-quality physical therapy services, particularly if you’re a smaller critical access facility. This is where turning to a physical therapy outsourcing network can be highly advantageous. To help you better understand what a physical therapy outsourcing network is and how it can help your hospital’s physical therapy unit, we’ve provided the following easy-to-understand guide. 

What is physical therapy outsourcing? 

Physical therapy outsourcing is delivered by a group of providers who specialize in therapy services. For hospitals requiring assistance with providing inpatient therapy and rehabilitation, physical therapy outsourcing can offer support in the following ways: 

  • Streamlining costs
  • Improving compliance
  • Providing a network for recruiting top talent 
  • Offering assistance with internal and external marketing needs
  • Working with other service lines to ensure continuity of care
  • Implementing proven practices to improve patient satisfaction and outcomes

By working with an organization that is dedicated solely to the physical therapy field, hospitals can provide a higher level of service on a more cost-effective basis.  

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners provides unparalleled support 

Alliance is an outsourced physical therapy provider with over 50 years of experience in this field. We offer our partners industry-leading expertise, proprietary health information systems designed to increase compliance and revenue, strategic recommendations and marketing support. We’ve worked with hospitals across the country on an individualized basis to deliver services that are tailored to the unique needs of each organization. 

We would be happy to assess your current needs to determine how we can help. Contact us to learn more.