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September 2019

4 Qualities for a Contract Therapy Company .....

Four qualities to look for in a contract therapy company

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Patients recovering from surgery, injury or any other number of conditions need to be able to receive high-quality therapy and rehabilitation services in order to maximize their chances of a positive outcome. For a hospital administrator, not only can this help improve patient satisfaction, but a properly run therapy unit can also be a source of growth and revenue for the facility. 

Unfortunately, hospitals are all too often struggling to find the resources and personnel necessary to deliver the quality of care patients deserve while meeting administrative requirements. Contract therapy companies can bridge this gap by providing expertise and services in this sector on a scale that meets the operational needs and budgets of any size hospital. 

What qualities should a hospital expect from a contract therapy company? 

It is important to select a company that can deliver on this promise while building a true two-way partnership with your facility. Here are four important qualities to look for: 

  1. Experience — Contract therapy companies that have a proven track record in the industry have a better chance of being operationally sound and having the expertise to deliver on promises. 
  2. Practical solutions — Hospitals need to be able to rely on putting these services into practice from day one, with minimal operational friction, in order to achieve a return on the investment. 
  3. Proprietary systems — Whether a workflow system or electronic medical records (EMR) program, successful contract therapy companies should have the resources to develop custom-made solutions for the unique needs of a therapy and rehabilitation department. 
  4. Satisfied clients — Do your research and find out if other hospitals have had a satisfactory experience with a prospective contract therapy provider. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can provide these qualities to hospitals

With more than 50 years of experience in the therapy services industry, Alliance has a proven record of success in providing effective contract services to our hospital partners. Working with us means getting access to a company with expertise in performance management, strategic marketing, recruiting and hiring, and compliance support. We also offer our partners proprietary therapy software that is compatible with all major health information systems. 

We work to build close partnerships with the hospitals we work with to help them grow their therapy departments while increasing revenue and profitability. This is evidenced by our testimonials from hospital leaders: 

“Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has proven to be an effective partner in operating and managing the complete portfolio of the therapy services offerings for our hospital. Their unique systems of work provide an unparalleled blend of clinical expertise, technology and reproducible workflows. Our relationship has produced predictable and measurable clinical, operational and financial performance. Our employee engagement scores for Rehab Services are at the top of all of our hospital departments. These people understand the importance of a respectful work environment and practice it every day.”

— John MacLeod, board member and former CEO, Mercy Hospital Cadillac

To better determine how we can assist you, we can perform a full assessment of your current therapy program. Contact us today to learn more. 

Physical Therapy Providers .....

Physical therapy providers — how to find a partner you can trust

By | Blog, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Operating a physical therapy department is filled with unique challenges that can be difficult to overcome. Even successful departments with highly trained clinicians can feel like meeting their departmental goals is a struggle. From strategic planning to human resources to marketing, many physical therapy providers wish they could have support in these areas to allow them to focus on what matters most — helping patients. 

This is where Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can help. We offer hospitals support in key business areas, so you can grow and thrive without sacrificing your autonomy as a provider. Our partner hospitals can grow in a way that’s right for them, leveraging the operational knowledge and proven work systems of a dedicated physical therapy organization. 

Alliance can offer the following support to our partners

Therapy departments who join with us can expect a high degree of support and resources in areas that physical therapy providers often need assistance with, including:

  • Direct marketing support
  • Health information software integration
  • Recruiting support
  • Professional development
  • Strategic management
  • Compliance support

Our solutions are turnkey, and satisfied providers who have joined us have found a high amount of value from our services. We’re committed to ensuring that the physical therapy providers who join our team remain autonomous and receive all the necessary support to thrive in their markets.

For physical therapy providers who are looking to reach the next level

Physical therapy departments have specialized operational needs, and Alliance offers industry-leading expertise and more than 50 years of experience in this field. Putting our practices into place can result in increased patient volume, decreased administrative processes and higher compliance that can result in increased reimbursement from payers. 

When you join us, you’re gaining a true partner that believes in collaboration and building relationships that are like family. If you’d like to learn more about growing your hospital therapy programs, please contact us today. 

Enhancing patient experience .....

Better care with an occupational therapy contract company

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

Patients who have suffered from conditions such as a stroke or an automobile injury need help getting back to regular activities. In some cases, they need to relearn the basic activities of daily life, from meal preparation to getting in and out of vehicles. By providing these essential occupational therapy services to patients staying at your hospital, you can start this process early in the recovery phase, which can have huge benefits for patients. 

This is where an occupational therapy contract company can help your facility. Occupational therapy is a highly specialized field that has many unique needs. With contract therapy, your hospital can leverage the resources and expertise of a large, focused organization whose only mission is to provide these services on a cost-effective basis to facilities like yours. 

Benefits of using an occupational therapy contract company 

While you may think of a specialized program like occupational therapy as an investment in time and resources that is necessary for a high level of patient care, the fact is that a properly managed department can mean reduced costs and increased revenue for your facility. This is because contract services can offer the following benefits: 

  • Access to top talent networks
  • Industry standard training, development and performance management
  • Compliance support to help meet industry regulations
  • Reduced paperwork errors for better payer reimbursements
  • Proprietary health information software for more efficient workflow
  • Strategic planning for the growth of your department and expansion of services

The right occupational contract partner can build a long-term relationship that is growth-oriented and meets the needs of your patients. 

Alliance can provide top-quality occupational therapy services

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we bring more than 50 years of proven experience to the table. We can help hospitals with contract therapy services that range from physical therapy and rehabilitation to occupational therapy. With a roster of satisfied partners across the United States, we know exactly what it takes to succeed in the modern health care environment. Our commitment is to get to know a facility’s unique needs and then work to deliver individualized solutions. 

To learn more, contact us today. We’re happy to provide an assessment of your current therapy offerings and recommendations for effective solutions.

The Importance of In-House Therapy .....

The importance of in-house therapy and how contract services can help

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

For hospitals, providing therapy services in-house is a key part of patient care and, if managed properly, can also be a net revenue contributor to your facility. As a hospital leader, you undoubtedly know that the sooner in the recovery process that patients receive physical therapy and rehabilitation, the better chance they have of a full and speedy recovery. However, you are also sure to understand the many challenges and obstacles that are faced by in-house therapy departments in delivering care. 

This is particularly true for smaller and remotely located facilities, such as critical access hospitals, but it can be just as true for hospitals of any size and location. A solution for many hospitals is to work with a contract therapy provider that can help in-house therapy departments achieve positive results on a level that scales to their patient population and budgetary requirements. 

How can contract services help your in-house therapy department?

Therapy services have their own unique management needs compared to other service lines, which can sometimes create obstacles to efficiency for administrators. These challenges include: 

  • Meeting shifting demands for staffing, particularly during peak seasons
  • Managing the performance of your staff and training them on current best practices in therapy services
  • Keeping up with a rapidly changing regulatory environment
  • Accurately documenting billable services to payers
  • Integrating new technology to help streamline operations

By working with a dedicated contract therapy service, you can reap the benefits of an organization that has spent years developing and refining effective processes and systems for in-house therapy departments. 

Alliance can help your therapy department grow and succeed

From top-quality recruiting networks to proprietary health information software, Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can help your in-house therapy department deliver the exceptional care your patients deserve. We’ve been in the industry for decades and are proud to have helped hospitals across the United States provide therapy designed to help patients get back to a higher activity level and more enjoyable quality of life. To learn more, reach out today and ask about receiving an assessment of your current therapy department and your strategic goals. 

3 Benefits of Contract Therapy Companies .....

Three benefits that contract therapy companies can offer

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Why do hospitals work with contract therapy companies? A contract therapy company is an organization that has a dedicated focus on therapy and rehabilitation services, which can be enormously helpful in helping hospital leadership manage these departments. 

No matter what size your hospital is, where it’s located and what your budget is, your patients deserve the best care that you’re able to provide. With contract therapy services, you can leverage the expertise, resources and operational knowledge of a nationwide company in order to ensure as smooth a rehabilitation process as possible. 

For a clearer picture of exactly how contract therapy can help your facility, take a few moments to read the following quick and easy-to-understand guide. 

Contract therapy companies can help your hospital in the following ways

Here are just three of the benefits that a contract therapy company can offer: 

  1. Improved patient outcomes — Patients who receive the therapy services they need while staying at a hospital are more likely to report higher satisfaction levels. 
  2. Increased revenue — Contract therapy companies can help improve billing processes for better reimbursements from payers.  
  3. Reduced overhead — The assistance provided by contract therapy groups can streamline workloads and reduce staffing costs, leading to an overall reduction in budget without sacrificing quality care. 

However, not all contract therapy companies are created equal. To ensure your hospital maximizes these benefits, it’s crucial to find a partner with the right experience and approach to relationship building for your needs. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is a contract services company you can trust

For more than 50 years, we’ve been working in the therapy services field and understand exactly what it takes to deliver patient-centered care on a cost-effective basis. We’re proud to work with hospitals across the United States, from critical access facilities to big-city hospitals. Our solutions include proven systems of work, staffing support and proprietary health information software that is designed to help hospital therapy departments achieve better results. 

Learn more about what we can do for you. Contact us today and ask for a comprehensive assessment of your therapy services program. 

Competing With Physical Therapy Private Practices .....

Competing with physical therapy private practices

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

The modern physical therapy marketplace has more offerings than ever before, including hospitals, inpatient rehab facilities and physical therapy private practice clinics. While all of these different types of practices play an important role in helping patients get the care they need, if you’re a hospital administrator, it can be easy to feel like you’re in competition with other providers. 

Physical therapy departments in hospitals are essential to helping patients who have undergone surgery or who have experienced a traumatic injury start the healing and rehabilitation process. This means better outcomes for patients, higher levels of patient satisfaction and a lower chance of readmissions that can cost your facility. What’s more, an efficiently run physical therapy department can also be a source of revenue and a net contributor to your facility. 

To stay competitive with physical therapy private practices, many hospitals turn to a contract therapy provider to help run as efficiently as possible and deliver the highest level of care possible to patients. 

Overcoming common obstacles facing therapy departments

By working with a partner that is fully physical therapy focused, you can benefit from the knowledge and experience of a larger organization at a scale that meets your facility size and budget. To keep your therapy department competitive with physical therapy private practices, here are some of the challenges a contract therapy provider can help you overcome: 

  • Limited service offerings
  • Outdated software systems
  • Inefficient scheduling and workflow 
  • Regulatory compliance issues
  • Not getting reimbursed for services
  • Staffing shortages

Because physical therapy contract service providers have the same level of focus in the field as private practice clinics, they are able to offer turnkey solutions that are custom-tailored to the needs of your department. 

Finding a partner you can trust

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we are leaders in the field of contract therapy services for hospitals across the United States. We’re committed to building partnerships that help facilities of all sizes and types grow, succeed and stay competitive in an ever-growing and ever-changing physical therapy marketplace. 

Learn more about how we can help and receive an assessment of your current therapy program when you contact us today.

Inpatient Physical Therapy Rehabilitation .....

Administrative support for inpatient physical therapy rehabilitation

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Inpatient physical therapy rehabilitation is designed to help people find relief and a return to functioning. However, successfully running a rehabilitation department requires more than just physical therapy skills, although of course that should always be the foundation. Many hospital leaders and clinicians working in inpatient departments quickly find themselves in need of support in an array of administrative and operational areas. 

Turning to a dedicated administrative partner is a way that many inpatient physical therapy rehabilitation departments get the support they need to succeed. If you’re wondering how a partner can help your facility, we’ve provided the following information to help you make a decision on as informed a basis as possible. 

Operational efficiency for your inpatient rehabilitation department

To truly help patients get the therapy services they need, inpatient physical therapy departments need to run on a streamlined basis utilizing industry best practices. With the help of a dedicated therapy services administrative organization, you can get the help you need in the following areas: 

  • Staffing support — From recruiting to hiring to training, a larger organization can provide industry-specific expertise to get the best people for your department. 
  • Strategic planning — In a constantly changing field, inpatient departments often need support in expanding offerings and keeping your team up to date on best practices. 
  • Health information systems — Leveraging the resources of a dedicated partner means access to proprietary solutions that are scaled to your needs and budget.
  • Compliance support — Keeping up with regulatory and billing changes can be a full-time job in and of itself. The right partner can help you reduce overhead and increase revenues with their industry knowledge. 

Taking your inpatient physical therapy rehabilitation department to the next level means finding a partner that can give you the necessary support to run your team efficiently without sacrificing patient care. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has experience and expertise

We’ve been in the business for decades, and we’ve helped inpatient rehabilitation departments across the country with the resources and knowledge they need on an individualized basis.

If you’d like to learn more about the services we offer and how we can help you, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

PT Management Support Systems .....

PT management support systems with a contract therapy provider

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Physical therapy (PT) management plays a key role in successful patient outcomes for a large number of hospital patients. Having a well-run and smoothly functioning PT department allows patients to receive the rehabilitation they need to help along the healing and recovery process. To accomplish this, hospital leaders require a number of PT management support systems to ensure a high level of care. 

For many hospitals, PT management is a serious challenge due to limited time and resources. This is why more administrators and executives are turning to contract therapy providers for the support they need. To help you learn more about the specific PT management support systems that a contract therapy provider can offer, we’ve created the following overview. 

Specific support systems that PT departments require

Examples of management support systems that PT departments need include: 

  • Recruiting, hiring and staffing — To get the best people with the right credentials and approach to patient care 
  • Training, development and performance management — To keep your staff up to date with the best physical therapy practices
  • Compliance and billing support — To stay in line with regulations and keep revenue flowing in 
  • Strategic planning and new service offerings — To make sure your department is growing and offering patients a full range of treatments 
  • Efficient workflow systems and proprietary software — To ensure your staff is able to use time productively and not dealing with slow, antiquated systems 

For hospitals with limited budgets and resources, providing all of these key functions through internal administration is not always feasible. Contract therapy services can deliver high-caliber PT management support that scales to different budgets and needs. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has industry-leading support systems

From proprietary health information systems to access to recruiting networks, Alliance can help you achieve your patient care and operational goals. We bring a passion for personal relationships and more than 50 years of physical therapy experience to the table. No matter how big or small your facility is, your patients deserve a high level of care. 

Contact us today to find out how you can receive a comprehensive assessment of your current program and your PT management support needs.

Four Things to Look for In a Physical Therapy Consultant .....

Four things to look for in a physical therapy consultant

By | Blog, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

The goal of physical therapy is using therapeutic exercises, manual therapy and other targeted treatments to help restore mobility and functioning to patients dealing with injury or recovering from surgery. In a hospital setting, receiving this care on an inpatient basis can help in very important ways — especially by increasing patient satisfaction and experience. 

Therapy departments have unique needs, however, leading many hospital managers to work with a physical therapy consultant. By having experience and expertise in the physical therapy field, a consultant can help hospitals to improve this critical service line. This includes improvements in recruiting, hiring, training, performance management, workflow systems, regulatory improvement and strategic support, just to name a few. 

If you’re exploring the possibility of using a physical therapy consultant, the following guide can help you better understand some of the specific qualities to look for.

Your physical therapy consultant should have these qualities

When researching potential physical therapy consultants, look for: 

  1. A reputation for building partnerships — Find out what other hospitals have to say about a consultant. It’s not just about results, either. The best physical therapy consultants are able to build real relationships. 
  2. A track record of success — Ask any prospective consultant what they’ve been able to accomplish for their client facilities. 
  3. Proprietary systems — A consultant can be an expert at identifying opportunities, but can they offer workable solutions? Top organizations should have proven systems to help you streamline operations while providing the highest level of care. 
  4. Operational expertise — Hospitals work with physical therapy consultants because it allows them to leverage the extensive specialized knowledge of an industry insider. 

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’re confident in our ability to deliver all of these qualities with contract therapy and consulting services. 

Top physical therapy expertise with Alliance

We’re proud to offer our partners across the country 50 years of industry experience in physical therapy. Here’s what just one of our satisfied clients had to say: 

“Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has been our rehab provider for more than 25 years. During that time, our program has seen exceptional growth, good cost management and excellent leadership. Alliance’s service is priceless when it comes to quality and the added value they bring to our program. Alliance is committed to the success of our rehab program.”

— Stephanie Riemer-Matusak, Former CEO, Mercy Hospital Grayling 

We’re happy to provide an assessment of your current therapy program so we can identify your service needs. Please contact us today to learn more.

physiotherapists .....

Are you using physical therapy resources efficiently? Contract services can help

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Operational efficiency across all service lines is a goal that every hospital strives for, whether large, small, urban or rural. As an allied health profession with its own unique regulations and best practices, physical therapy is one area that can require specialized attention. 

In a health care field where providers seem to be tasked with doing more with less each year, using the physical therapy resources you have as efficiently as possible is absolutely critical. Delivering high-quality physical therapy on a cost-effective basis can mean a number of benefits, including a better patient experience, increased revenue, reduced overhead and less costly readmissions. 

An increasingly common solution that many hospitals are turning to is contract therapy services provided by a dedicated organization. Contract therapy can help you optimize your physical therapy resources so you can help your patients regain their functionality and the quality of life they deserve. 

Streamline your physical therapy resources in the following ways

At a time when hospitals are required to run at peak efficiency in order to succeed, contract physical therapy can help hospital administrators in the following ways: 

  • Regulatory compliance — Contract services providers can leverage industry-specific knowledge and resources to help you stay ahead of a constantly shifting regulatory environment. 
  • Recruiting and hiring — A dedicated organization has access to top talent to help streamline your hiring process and get the right people working for you sooner.  
  • Performance management — Keeping your staff aware and trained on the latest practices in the field is another area where dedicated physical therapy expertise can help. 
  • Systems support — Physical therapy departments can be helped with proven workflows and proprietary health information systems to help maximize resources. 

In order to get the most out of a contract therapy provider, you should seek out a partner that believes in working with facilities on an individualized basis to provide custom solutions. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can help you use your resources effectively

We work with all types of hospitals across the United States through highly individualized partnerships designed to help physical therapy resources get used in the most efficient and effective way possible. With more than 50 years of experience in the field, we’ve changed with this industry and know how to help you deliver the highest level of patient care. 

Contact us today to learn more about our range of contract therapy services. We’re happy to provide an assessment of your current program to determine how we can best help you.