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November 2019

Arrow Physical Therapy And Rehabilitation Announces New Clinic In Springfield, New Jersey

By | Press Releases

Springfield, NJ – November 26, 2019 – Arrow Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation (ArrowPTR.com), an Alliance Physical Therapy Partner, is pleased to announce the opening of their new outpatient rehabilitation clinic in Springfield, NJ. The 2,700 square foot facility is in the General Greene Shopping in downtown Springfield and includes a large rehabilitation space with upgraded therapeutic equipment for patients including an Alter G (anti-gravity treadmill) to improve recovery time. The clinic offers complimentary pain consultations in person or online, with immediate availability and same day or next day appointments for patients as well as ample free parking.

“Arrow PT is delighted to open a clinic in the Springfield community as part of its approach to bring affordable in-network therapy to the communities of New Jersey. The new clinic is opening in response to a high demand from patients and physicians for our outstanding patient service and exceptional clinical outcomes.”

With the new space, Arrow PT has added a new clinical director, Dr. Shawn Blankenship, PT to the practice. Shawn has special expertise in treating orthopedic and sports medicine concerns and brings many years of experience with a doctorate in physical therapy from Seton Hall University.  He decided to pursue a career as a Physical Therapist because he enjoys helping people improve and recover from injuries. He says, “It’s always great working with patients to help get them better than they were before an injury.”

With the addition of the Springfield location, Arrow PT now operates 4 convenient outpatient clinics near you in New Jersey.

 

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners LLC

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is an affiliate of GPB Capital focused on acquiring private physical therapy practices across the U.S. to provide practice owners the opportunity to expand their footprint while receiving operational guidance and financial support. The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team includes former private practice owners, direct marketing professionals and operations experts who have experience running and growing successful healthcare organizations. For more information, visit www.allianceptp.com.

Inpatient Physical Therapy Assistance

Providing inpatient physical therapy in a competitive marketplace

By | Blog, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Inpatient physical therapy can help patients start the recovery process as early as possible, which can help promote better patient outcomes. However, the marketplace for physical therapy providers, even inpatient therapy, is more competitive than ever. Patients recently discharged from hospitals with serious injuries and conditions are increasingly seeking physical, speech, and occupational therapy services.

For hospitals that are challenged to provide quality services on a level that meets perpetually tight administrative budgets, it may even seem expedient to refer patients to an off-site facility. However, by working with the right partner, it’s possible to provide inpatient therapy that delivers an exceptional patient experience, improves outcomes and contributes to the profitability of your hospital. Inpatient therapy offerings can include speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy.

How a specialized inpatient therapy partner can help you reach more people

The fact is that patients receiving therapy services at your facility instead of going to inpatient physical therapy facilities near them can potentially result in the following advantages: 

  • Improved patient outcomes
  • Increased patient satisfaction
  • Decreased risk of costly readmissions
  • Increased revenue streams

With the assistance that a highly specialized and experienced contract therapy provider offers, hospitals can streamline their services while improving the quality of care. Specific service offerings can range from recruiting support to strategic planning and program development assistance. 

Turn to the experts at Alliance

If you’re looking to make your inpatient therapy departments more competitive, profitable and patient-friendly, Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can help. We can perform a full audit of your therapy program and deliver recommendations on the services that will better help the patients near you. Alliance brings more than 50 years of proven physical therapy experience to the table, and we’ve successfully grown a network of satisfied hospital partners across the United States. We offer proven workflows, a top-rate talent network and proprietary software that is compatible with most major electronic medical records systems. 

Want to find out how we can help your hospital? Contact our team today to learn more and to schedule a meeting with the experts at Alliance.  

What Is a Contract Occupational Therapist?

What is a partnership with an occupational therapy provider?

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Occupational Therapy Management

Since occupational therapy is a specialty of therapy and rehabilitation services primarily focused on helping patients gain, or regain, the ability to perform essential tasks, receiving this treatment while still admitted in a hospital can be highly beneficial. However, for many hospitals, delivering this service on a cost-effective basis can be a difficult accomplishment. 

This is where a contract occupational therapist can help. You can benefit from outsourcing to the resources and knowledge of a larger organization that can scale the costs to any size facility and operational budget.

Finding a contract occupational therapy partner

The main reason to provide occupational therapy on an inpatient basis is to help patients during the recovery process from conditions ranging from strokes to spinal cord injuries. In almost any case, the sooner that patients can begin rehabilitation and resumption of normal activities, the better chances they will have of a positive outcome. A contract occupational therapist can help your therapy department provide this essential service from a trained and qualified professional. 

Additionally, occupational therapy can be a source of revenue for your hospital, if it’s properly administered. Instead of referring patients to an off-site facility, a contract occupational therapist can allow you to perform this billable service at your hospital. However, as a specialized field, occupational therapy comes with unique requirements in the following areas:  

  • Documentation of services 
  • Billing 
  • Staying compliant with regulations
  • Continuing education 
  • Program development 

These are all aspects that a contract occupational therapy service provider can assist your hospital administrative team with. 

Partnering with Alliance for occupational therapy

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’ve been helping a diverse array of hospitals deliver occupational therapy services for years now. We promise to work with you one-on-one to assess your unique needs and deliver services that are a true value-add to your organization. 

Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an exploratory evaluation of your therapy program. 

Benefits of Contracting for Therapy Services

Three major benefits you enjoy when you partner for therapy services

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Deciding to outsource elements of your therapy services program to a contract provider is a big decision. While the instinct to keep your department administration “in-house” is a natural one, every hospital leader knows that therapy departments have a number of unique requirements that can make managing them challenging. Partnering with a therapy provider gives you the ability to leverage the resources and experience of an organization that is solely focused on therapy services. 

To give you a better idea of the specific benefits that hospital executives can take advantage of when they partner for therapy services, we’ve prepared the following guide. 

Benefits of contract therapy services

Finding and working with the right partner to contract for therapy services with can mean the following for your program: 

  1. Reduced labor costs By working with a partner to outsource your labor, you can streamline your operations and reallocate your administrative personnel to other areas.
  2. Dedicated industry expertise — Contract therapy services spend all their time keeping up with changes in the field, from regulations to best practices, allowing you to take advantage of this work at a fraction of the cost. 
  3. More satisfied patients — From bringing in top talent to implementing more efficient systems of work, it all adds up to better care and outcomes for patients in your facility. 

To fully realize the potential of these benefits, it’s important to contract with a partner that your administrative team can build a close and productive relationship with. Among all the advantages we can offer, Alliance Physical Therapy is built on valuing relationships to ensure hospitals feel that their partnership for therapy services feel like an extension of their internal team. 

Experience the Alliance difference 

We have decades of experience in helping hospitals across the United States with our unparalleled expertise and state-of-the-art resources. Here is what just one of our satisfied clients had to say: 

“Alliance Physical Therapy Partners have been our rehab provider for over 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 

To learn more and schedule an assessment of your current program, contact us today. 

Upgrade Your Physical Therapy Software

Four reasons to upgrade your physical therapy software

By | Blog, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

For any physical therapy department, there’s no substitute for a high-performing team of qualified therapists who are passionate about delivering patient-centered care. Having the right people can drive efficiency and patient satisfaction like nothing else. In this context, physical therapy management software is a tool that can help your team do their job even better. The right tool can make a great team even better, helping with retention and making your department more attractive in recruiting the right talent. 

Unfortunately, many facilities are saddled with outdated software that is more of a hindrance than a productivity booster. Some administrators find themselves in a situation where even the best team is slowed down by buggy software that therapists are constantly having to find workarounds for. 

How can a physical therapy software upgrade help? 

Along with other service offerings, many contract therapy management providers, including Alliance, offer proprietary physical therapy management software. To help you better understand the potential advantages of upgrading your physical therapy software, we’re sharing the following benefits: 

  1. Compatibility with other systems — As other hospital software continues to evolve, older physical therapy software can suffer from compatibility and interfacing issues. At Alliance, our proprietary electronic medical records (EMR) software is designed to be compatible with all major health information systems (HIS). 
  2. Increased revenue — Physical therapy-specific software helps therapists properly document services performed for billing purposes. This leads to fewer billing errors and more accepted claims from payers. 
  3. Increased patient satisfaction — A smoother-running department means therapists can spend more time doing what they’re supposed to: delivering excellent patient care that leads to better outcomes. 
  4. Reduced costs — Increased efficiency can mean fewer payroll hours spent for the same level of care, fewer compliance issues and even reduced staff turnover. 

Our proprietary physical therapy software was created by clinicians for clinicians and is designed to easily integrate with all major EMR systems.

Physical Therapy Administration and Management

Finding a partner for physical therapy administration and management

By | Blog, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

The goal of physical therapy is to use a combination of targeted techniques to improve function and relieve pain related to a number of conditions. In a hospital setting, physical therapy has an important role in helping patients start the recovery process. By promptly receiving treatment that helps with strengthening weak and injured muscles and extending range of motion, patients can have a higher likelihood of a positive outcome. 

However, as most hospital executives know, physical therapy administration and management for in-house departments has a number of unique requirements that differentiate it from other service lines. This is why so many facilities are choosing to work with a contract services partner to help manage their therapy programs. These organizations focus exclusively on the physical therapy field, which means they have highly specialized knowledge and resources that hospitals of any size and with any budget can leverage. 

Qualities to look for in a physical therapy management partner

If you’re considering working with a contract therapy service provider to assist your team with the administration and management of your physical therapy department, here are some important qualities to look for:

  • Experience — While it’s not the only indicator you should look at, an organization that has been around for a long time demonstrates dependability and stability. 
  • Reputation — What do other hospital clients have to say about this provider? Make sure they have an established base of satisfied clients. 
  • Expertise — Don’t be afraid to ask for the credentials of any consultant or contact you work with. Look for dedicated qualifications in the field of physical therapy management. 
  • Proven resources and solutions — Even if an organization is able to identify inefficiencies and opportunities in your department, what kinds of solutions can they offer? A good partner should enable you to build a successful physical therapy department. 

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’re confident that we can demonstrate these qualities to any partner who chooses our physical therapy administration and management services. 

Decades of experience and proven solutions

We’ve been in the physical therapy field for more than 50 years, and during this time we’ve built a network of satisfied hospitals across the United States. Our goal is to work with you to develop a strategy that fits the unique needs of your facility and your physical therapy department. 

To learn more and schedule an evaluation of your current program, contact our dedicated team today.

Occupational Therapy Consultant Contract

Occupational therapy consultant contract — what your hospital should expect

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

By helping patients who have suffered from debilitating injuries or conditions regain the functioning necessary to engage in the activities of daily life, occupational therapy is a key step in the recovery process. And since it is typically a long and difficult process, the sooner it can begin, the better. 

Hospitals looking to deliver the level of service that patients need are increasingly turning to occupational therapy consultants who work on a contract basis. This is especially true of smaller and remotely located facilities, including critical access hospitals in rural areas. To ensure that a quality occupational therapy program is administered on a cost-effective basis, a therapy service consultant can make individualized recommendations that are right-sized to the unique needs of your facility. 

To help you better understand what to expect when you sign an occupational therapy consultant contract, we’re providing the following guide. 

How an occupational therapy consultant can help your hospital

Whether you’re starting your program from scratch or looking to improve an existing one, an occupational therapy consultant can provide insight in the following areas: 

  • Compliance and billing — From documenting services properly to obeying safety regulations, a contract consultant can help you navigate the unique requirements of this field. 
  • Systems of work — Delivering exceptional occupational therapy while staying within tight budgetary guidelines requires efficiency. The right consultant can recommend the workflow solutions to help keep your program streamlined. 
  • Recruiting and hiring — A contract occupational therapy consultant can help hospital executives recruit the highly specialized and often hard-to-find talent needed to deliver this service.

An easy-to-overlook quality that you should also expect from an occupational therapy consultant contract is rapport. Look for an organization that you think your hospital can build a productive partnership with. 

Discover the difference with Alliance

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we specialize in contract therapy services, including occupational therapy. We’ve been in this industry for more than five decades and understand the importance of making individualized recommendations because we know that every hospital is different. Our deeply experienced consultants will be happy to evaluate your current or planned program and make recommendations based on the unique needs of your facility. Want to learn more? Contact our dedicated team today.

Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Three signs your hospital could benefit from physical therapy consulting services

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Physical therapy is widely considered to be an essential component of a successful recovery for hospital patients — and rightfully so. Patients who have undergone treatment for a wide variety of conditions require the targeted exercises and manual therapies that only a physical therapist can provide in order to regain functioning. If left alone too long, muscles can begin to atrophy and blood flow can be constricted to the area, slowing down the healing process. 

While therapy delivered during a hospital stay has the potential to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, hospital executives are often faced with a department that has a number of unique management concerns. In addition to overcoming the complexities of meeting required staffing levels, staying compliant with ever-shifting regulations and ensuring integrity during revenue cycles, leadership must do this on a tight budget with limited resources. 

However, not only are your physical, speech, and occupational therapy departments important to delivering exceptional patient care, they can also be a positive contributor to your hospital’s revenues and operations. Working with a therapy consultant can help you identify the areas of opportunity in your program while recommending solutions that are right-sized for your needs. 

How to tell if it’s time to make the call to a therapy services consultant

Three common indicators that often cause hospitals to turn to a physical therapy consultant are: 

  1. Outdated systems — Slow-moving and outdated software can be a huge impediment to efficient physical therapy services. This can be especially true if other health information systems have been upgraded that are interfacing with older, but still necessary rehabilitation management programs. 
  2. Staffing shortages — Finding and retaining qualified therapists is another hurdle to a smooth-running department. A consultant can identify pain points in your hiring process and recommend solutions and recruiting strategies. 
  3. Stagnant growth — Many departments are paralyzed by a need to grow and offer new services but don’t know the right ones to invest in. By leveraging the knowledge of physical therapy consulting services, hospitals can receive personalized strategic guidance. 

Choosing the right physical therapy consulting service can be the beginning of a relationship that helps your department achieve its goals and contribute to the success of your entire organization.

Choose the industry expertise of Alliance Physical Therapy Partners

From physical therapy consulting services to outsourced therapy solutions, Alliance has the experience, resources and industry-leading expertise to help your program achieve operational efficiency while meeting the needs of your patients. 

Our consultants will be glad to perform an evaluation of your therapy program to identify the solutions that can work best for your facility. Contact us today.

Physical Therapy Inpatient Rehab

Five benefits of a contract therapy partnership for inpatient rehab

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Patients undergoing a hospital stay for nearly any reason can benefit from receiving inpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services. In addition to the convenience of not having to go to an off-site inpatient rehab facility near them, patients can also benefit by getting a jump-start on the healing process while they’re still under your care. 

To help deliver this important part of the treatment picture, many hospitals are working with a contract therapy service provider. By leveraging the industry-specific knowledge of a dedicated organization, hospitals can offer patients the care they deserve on a cost-effective basis, helping patients avoid the need to go to another physical therapy and rehabilitation facility. 

Key advantages of partnering with a therapy provider

Five of the core benefits that a contract therapy provider can offer to a hospital’s physical therapy inpatient rehab program include: 

  1. Workflow improvement — A therapy service can help streamline therapist workflows to the benefit of patients, staff and leadership alike.
  2. Training and development — Inpatient physical therapy and rehab has very specific best practices that are constantly changing. A dedicated organization can help keep your team up to date. 
  3. Strategic support — From adding new services to refining patient-facing messaging for your program, a contract therapy partner can give you the guidance you need. 
  4. Regulatory compliance — Therapy providers are required to keep up with the constantly shifting physical therapy regulatory environment. This allows hospital executives to leverage this knowledge on a level that scales to their budgets. 
  5. Proprietary systems — Inpatient physical therapy and rehab can benefit from specialized program management software developed by an organization with a deep understanding of the unique needs of therapy services. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners helps hospitals achieve these and other goals on a daily basis to increase patient experience and department profitability

Reach out to our caring team today

We’re proud to hold more than 50 years of combined experience in the physical therapy services field. We believe in forging relationships that are like family because real relationships are the best way to understand your needs and deliver effective solutions. For an exploratory evaluation of your inpatient therapy services, contact our team today. 

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

Delivering exceptional inpatient rehabilitation at your facility

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Hospitals large and small, rural and urban, are facing more challenges than ever before. Patient populations continue to age, new health crises continually emerge, treatment methods are always evolving and regulations are ever-changing. Executives must make important decisions across all service lines to enable the level of care that patients deserve on a budget that is sustainable on a long-term basis. 

Among these often-competing values are the inpatient rehabilitation services that your facility provides. Patients recovering from surgery, auto injuries, stroke, and other serious injuries and conditions need the assistance of a trained therapist in order to maximize the potential for a positive outcome. The quicker patients can get moving and promote healing and a return to functioning, the better — and inpatient rehabilitation is essential. 

If you’re a hospital leader who is trying to deliver cost-effective therapy services while competing with other inpatient rehabilitation facilities, a contract services provider can be an essential partner. Read on to learn more about the areas a potential contract rehabilitation partner can assess and make recommendations about to ensure the best level of care from your facility. 

Evaluating inpatient rehabilitation facilities

The first step toward working with a partner to maximize the potential of your inpatient rehabilitation department is an evaluation of your current performance levels in the following areas: 

  • Communication, training and workflow efficiency
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Billing and reimbursement practices
  • Program development and marketing
  • Recruiting and staffing

From there, an inpatient rehabilitation consultant can make custom-tailored recommendations regarding the solutions that can work best for your facility. 

Inpatient rehabilitation facility expertise 

Built on more than 50 years of physical therapy industry expertise, Alliance Physical Therapy Services has the solutions that can help your rehabilitation program contribute — both to your bottom line and to patient satisfaction. We value our relationships and have built partnerships with hospitals and hospital systems of all sizes across the United States. 

To learn more about our full range of services and how we can help you, contact us today. Our team will be glad to help you schedule an evaluation of your current program.