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November 2019

Inpatient Rehabilitation at the Hospital

The importance of inpatient rehabilitation in a hospital setting

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Patients dealing with any number of conditions, ranging from heart attack to stroke to spinal cord injury, can benefit from intensive inpatient rehabilitation during a hospital stay. Whether primary treatment involved intensive care, surgery or other measures, the sooner that patients can begin the recovery process, the better — and rehabilitation services are an essential part of that. 

Becoming overly sedentary during a hospital stay can have a negative effect on overall health, which is why the help of skilled therapists are needed to help injured patients get moving again safely. Additionally, many patients also need assistance in relearning basic functions that have been affected by their condition, whether it means getting dressed or using a fork and knife. 

Challenges facing inpatient rehabilitation departments

While no hospital administrator is going to deny the substantial benefits offered by inpatient rehabilitation, they are also well aware of the challenges that comes with running these services. Typical issues facing inpatient rehabilitation departments range from staffing shortages, billing and reimbursement inefficiencies, and outdated systems. 

In a health care environment where leaders work hard to meet the requirements of basic service lines while meeting tight budgetary constraints, therapy and rehabilitation services can easily fall by the wayside. 

This is where a rehabilitation partnership can help. A highly dedicated team that focuses exclusively on the unique needs of this industry can provide turnkey solutions that scale to any size facility and budget. A partnership with a therapy and rehabilitation provider can streamline your inpatient rehabilitation department with: 

  • Training and development support to improve patient experience and staff morale
  • Billing and compliance assistance to help maximize revenue
  • Proven workflows to create efficiencies and lower costs

To truly reap the benefits you need to succeed, work with a partner who not only has the experience you need, but also understands successful relationships. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is here to help

We’ve been able to stay in this industry as long as we have and help hospitals achieve their goals by combining industry expertise with an unwavering commitment to patient care. Through understanding your needs and delivering effective solutions, we want to help you keep your focus right where it belongs — helping people heal. 

To learn more about how we can help, contact us today. We’re happy to provide a thorough evaluation of your current service offerings to determine the best course of action for your facility. 

Therapy Services Used by Hospitals

Three therapy contracting services used by hospitals

By | Blog, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

No matter the size, location or budget of the hospital, patients deserve the same level of service, including therapy services. However, as hospital administrators know, it can be challenging to deliver quality care on a cost-effective basis. This is why many hospitals, from large urban facilities to small rural critical access hospitals, rely on therapy management services. By working with an organization that is solely dedicated to delivering high-quality therapy services, hospitals can raise their level of care while staying within budgetary constraints. 

We’re providing the following information to help hospital leadership better understand the specific potential benefits that therapy management services can offer to hospitals. The goal is to help you make an informed decision that leads to more optimal patient outcomes. 

How these therapy services help hospitals

By working with the right therapy provider, hospital executives can receive critical assistance in the following areas: 

  1. Compliance — A dedicated therapy service provider can offer much-needed insight on keeping up with an ever-changing regulatory environment. 
  2. Program development — Therapy management can help leadership determine the services and growth opportunities that are right for the unique needs of your hospital. 
  3. Rehabilitation management software — Many therapy partnership organizations offer proprietary software and proven workflows that are compatible with most major electronic medical records systems. 

If you do decide to work with a therapy service provider, it’s important to find one that you can build a productive relationship with. Knowing the specific needs of your facility and the most effective solutions requires true two-way communication and rapport. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners offers a wide array of outsourced therapy services 

With more than five decades in the field of physical therapy, Alliance doesn’t just bring extensive experience and operational knowledge, we also bring years of relationship building. We treat our partners like family and will work with you to understand your needs and recommend the right package of solutions. 

For a detailed assessment of your current therapy program, contact our caring and dedicated team today.