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February 2020

Hospital Therapy Services Partner

What is a hospital therapy services partner? Why it may be better to work with a full-service provider

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

In therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, a hospital therapy services partner is an outside provider that works closely with a facility to deliver these key services to patients. There can be advantages and disadvantages to this. Advantages include flexibility and reduced overhead, with one of the most common concerns being a lack of investment in the organization and facility. 

This is why it’s so important to find a provider that is truly a partner, not just “hired help.” This kind of partner can bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with them and take a more vested interest in growing your department. 

Advantages for hospital leaders

Here are some of the areas that a comprehensive hospital therapy services partner can help with: 

  • Compliance — Regulatory compliance for therapy services is highly specialized. A therapy-focused organization can help you increase revenue and avoid costly fines. 
  • Program development — A partner can help identify new service offerings that would be a good fit for your facility while streamlining outmoded practices. 
  • Upgrading systems — Obsolete and incompatible software may be slowing you down. By implementing new systems, you can do more with the people and resources you already have. 
  • Staffing support — From training to development, leveraging the resources of a therapy services partner can help you build a high-performing, patient-focused team. 

Top providers don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach and should instead work to develop individualized action plans with their hospital partners. Instead of plugging holes on a short-term basis, a full-service partner can help you achieve your long-term objectives. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is dedicated to collaboration

We’ve been in this industry for decades and have built a network of highly satisfied hospital therapy service partners across the United States. By working with us, you can expect support in all of the above areas and, more importantly, a genuine relationship with people who are committed to the success of your therapy program. 

Want to learn more? Contact us today and find out how to receive an in-depth assessment of your department and recommendations to take it to the next level.

Therapy Services Companies

Benefits of working with a therapy services company

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Patients staying in hospitals very often require a range of therapeutic services. From physical rehabilitation to retraining on the basic activities of daily living, the sooner these services can be delivered, the better. Physical, occupational and speech therapists in a hospital setting play a key role in helping patients begin this critical treatment journey as early as possible in the recovery process. Since this is a highly specialized field, many hospital leaders are turning to a partner to help them effectively manage this important program. 

If you have a leadership stake in your program and are looking to develop, grow or streamline your therapy service offerings, we’ve prepared the following guide to the advantages that a partner organization can offer. 

A therapy services partner can help in these areas

By offering specialized knowledge, expertise and resources, a therapy management partner for physical, occupational and speech therapy services can assist hospital programs in these key areas:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Billing and revenue management
  • Strategic development
  • Streamlining workflow systems
  • Upgrading software
  • Recruiting, hiring, training and developing of staff

Every hospital is different — that’s why anyone seeking out a therapy service company should look for a true partner to help them optimize and grow their program. By finding an organization that will work with you to understand how your hospital functions and what your goals are, you can give yourself the best chance of a productive relationship that will help you achieve them. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners

Our talented team brings decades of combined experience in working with a wide range of hospitals and programs, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. We’ve been around for as long as we have and achieved the results we have by treating our partners like family. Working with Alliance means working with a company that has a wealth of experience in streamlining workflows and operations, increasing revenue, and recruiting and developing talent. More importantly, we’re committed to patient-centered care and maximizing positive treatment outcomes. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is also proud to offer proprietary therapy management software that is compatible with all major health information systems. Want to learn more about how we can help you? Contact our team today. We can help you schedule a detailed assessment of your current physical, occupational and speech therapy programs to better determine how we can assist your facility. 

Border Therapy Services Announces New Clinic in Las Cruces, New Mexico

By | Press Releases

LAS CRUCES, February 10, 2020 –  Border Therapy Services and Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is pleased to announce the opening of their new outpatient rehabilitation clinic located at 3330 Rinconada Blvd. The new location will service several health provider groups, bringing quality care and convenience to the communities of Sonoma Ranch, Metro Verde, Dona Ana, Hatch, White Sands, and Mesa Grande of Las Cruces. The spacious facility is located in the shopping center across from Walmart on Rinconada Blvd. next to Sonoma Dental and Health 360 MD. The new clinic offers a large rehabilitation space with upgraded therapeutic equipment including an in ground pool for aquatic therapy services. The clinic offers complimentary pain consultations with immediate availability same day or next day appointments for patients.

“Border Therapy is delighted to offer our patients a brand new clinic with upgraded equipment,” said Anna Tucker, Clinical Director and Physical Therapist for Border Therapy Services. “The new clinic is opening in response to a high demand from patients and physicians in the area.”

Anna Tucker, MPT has been named the new Clinic Director and brings many years of experience in orthopedic outpatient care.  Anna received her Master of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas at El Paso and her Bachelor of Science in Biology from New Mexico State University.  Anna is Bilingual, McKenzie certified and specializes in orthopedic and sports conditions.  She enjoys getting to know each patient to provide one and one care that meets their unique needs. Additionally, Border Therapy has added Marisa Bautista, DPT and Brianne Madrid, PTA to the new clinic. Marisa Bautista, DPT earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy from UTEP and is certified in dry needling and LSVT. Brianna Madrid, PTA graduated with a kinesiology degree from New Mexico State University and received her Physical Therapy Assistant Certification from San Juan College in Farmington, NM.  Both clinicians enjoy treating a variety of orthopedic and neurological conditions.

With the addition of the Rinconada location, Border therapy now operates 11 convenient outpatient clinics near you in the El Paso-Las Cruces area.

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is 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 AlliancePTP.com.

Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy Strategic Development

Your physical, speech and occupational therapy strategy — do you need a partner?

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

The fact is that the physical therapy landscape is more competitive than it’s ever been. With inpatient and outpatient facilities opening on every corner, patients have more options than ever for getting the care they need — whether it’s post-operative rehabilitation or therapy for an athletic injury. While this is a good thing for patients, most hospital therapy program administrators understand the many benefits that patients get when they receive physical, speech and occupational therapy during a hospital stay. 

This is why an effective overall developmental strategy for your department is so important. From expansion of service offerings, mapping out growth plans and creating effective messaging, the components of a developmental strategy can be key to long-term success. If you find yourself needing assistance in this area, a dedicated partner with specialized experience in physical therapy development can help you build a winning strategy. 

How a dedicated physical, speech and occupational therapy management partner can help your strategy

We understand how easy it is to get lost in day-to-day operations. For many administrators, it can be challenging enough to keep staffing levels up and patient needs met, so it can be difficult to plan for the future. By working with an organization with decades of industry-specific experience and proven resources, you can create a truly long-term, growth-oriented strategy.

To accomplish this, a strategic development partner can help you through these steps: 

  • An assessment of your current departmental needs and growth opportunities, including your specific therapeutic service offerings
  • An evaluation of competing therapy providers, both inpatient and outpatient, in your surrounding community
  • A review of your current workflows, communication and marketing efforts
  • Identification of your department’s strengths and what new services could benefit your patient profile

The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team has a proven track record in helping our partners with effective developmental strategies for their therapy services departments. We do this by building relationships that are built on rapport, respect and a deep understanding of the hospitals we work with. 

Take your therapy services strategy to the next level

To learn about the full range of strategic services we can offer for our hospital partners, contact us today. We’ll be glad to provide a thorough evaluation of your current program to see how we could best work together.

Physical Therapy Management for Hospitals

Physical therapy management for hospitals — finding the right partner

By | Blog, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

As an allied health discipline with its own set of practices, procedures and regulations, physical therapy management can be an especially challenging area for hospital administrators. With tighter budgets across all service lines, an aging and growing patient population and new barriers to reimbursement, it can be tempting to put your physical therapy program on the back burner. However, all patients deserve the highest level of care possible, and providing physical therapy services is an essential step in the healing and recovery process. 

For these and other reasons, many hospitals enlist the support of a physical therapy management partner. This is an organization with a specific focus on physical therapy, which means they have dedicated knowledge, experience and resources that hospital administrators can leverage for a higher-performing program. To help you better understand the qualities to look for in a partner, we’re happy to share the following quick and informative guide. 

What to look for in a physical therapy management partner

Hospital leaders who begin working with a physical therapy organization should do so with a long-term mindset. To help you build a truly efficient and cost-effective program that keeps patient needs firmly at the center of care, look for an organization that delivers these qualities: 

  • Friendliness and good rapport — Good communication should be built on cordiality and mutual respect, which in turn can result in more productive relationships. 
  • Proven experience — While physical therapy is a rapidly changing field, a partner with a track record of successful clients has a better chance of helping you navigate the complexities of the field and separate trends from fads. 
  • Helpful resources — Whether it’s proprietary physical therapy management systems, workflow procedures or staff development modules, effective partners should offer turnkey solutions that can be implemented with minimal friction to your organization. 

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’re proud to be able to offer the hospitals we work with all of these qualities and more. 

Alliance — committed to physical therapy management for hospitals 

We’ve been working in the physical therapy sector for more than 50 years, and we’re very proud and passionate about the relationships we’ve forged during this time. Hospitals of all sizes, budgets and locations can find a partner with Alliance that will treat them like family and deliver custom-tailored solutions. 

Interested in learning more? Contact us today and request an evaluation of your current program and service offerings. 

What Is a Hospital Therapy Services Partner?

What is a dedicated hospital therapy services partner and what areas can they help in?

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

If you’re a hospital executive who is seeking assistance in operating and growing your facility’s therapy services program, a contract therapy partner can help. This is a highly specialized organization that can help you manage your departmental goals, whether it’s streamlining, growing or both. By having a better understanding of what to look for in a hospital therapy services partner and the specific areas they can help in, you can give yourself the best chance of finding a provider that is right for you. 

A partner in therapy services can help you in a wide range of areas, from consulting to strategic development to developing more efficient workflow systems. Since every hospital is different, the most important thing is finding an organization who can work with you to identify the areas of opportunity and the solutions that are the right fit for you. 

What therapy disciplines can a hospital therapy services partnership help with? 

Therapy services encompasses a wide range of disciplines that are essential to delivering patient care needs and encouraging positive outcomes. These key areas include: 

  • Physical therapy — Physical therapy is generally the first thing people think of in relation to therapy services. With physical therapy and rehabilitation, the goal is to improve functioning and promote healing with targeted techniques designed to strengthen the body and improve range of motion. 
  • Occupational therapy — This branch of therapy is designed to help patients who have suffered from a debilitating injury or condition learn or relearn the skills necessary for daily activities. 
  • Speech therapy — This is a very focused branch of therapy that helps patients in need relearn basic language function and communication skills. 

When you begin working with a therapy partner, they can assess the current capabilities of your program and make strategic recommendations for the suitability of any of the above services.

Experience the Alliance difference

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’re proud to bring more than 50 years of experience to the table in helping hospital leaders better serve their patients through therapy services. We have experience in the full range of therapy disciplines and offer solutions including proprietary software, strategic support and recruiting and development assistance. 

When you contact us, we’ll be glad to help you learn how to receive a thorough assessment of your current program and offerings.

Partnering With a Hospital Therapy Services Provider

What sets us apart from other hospital therapy services providers?

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Hospital therapy services providers provide essential therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. Since these types of care have very particular administrative needs, hospitals can often find themselves challenged to deliver them on a cost-effective basis. However, no matter what size or location the hospital is, patients deserve the same exceptional level of care. 

By working with a hospital therapy services provider, facilities can gain operational knowledge and resources that help provide these essential patient services. At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we pride ourselves on being more than just a hospital therapy services provider. By working to form true partnerships with our clients and keeping the focus firmly on patients, Alliance is committed to helping you achieve your operational and care goals. 

Here’s what Alliance brings to the table

Some of the qualities that set us apart from other contract therapy providers include: 

  • More than 50 years of experience in the therapy services field
  • A focus on building long-term relationships built on mutual respect and clear communication
  • A commitment to patient-centered care
  • Proven systems of work designed to increase efficiency
  • Proprietary therapy management software that is compatible with most EMR systems
  • Access to top talent and recruiting networks

We believe in treating our partners like family and working closely with you to identify your needs and develop highly personalized solutions. 

More than just a hospital therapy services provider

Working with a partner like Alliance can result in increased patient satisfaction, revenue and a higher degree of regulatory compliance. We can help you build an experienced, motivated and compassionate team and a program that is oriented for strategic growth. 

Here’s what just one of our longtime clients has to say about working with us: 

“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 about how we can help, contact us today. We can happily provide an in-depth assessment with one of our experts to determine your departmental needs and identify the solutions that are right for you.

Four Ways Therapy Services Improve Patient Satisfaction

Improving patient satisfaction — four ways therapy services help

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Physical, occupational and speech therapy are service lines that play a key role in the recovery process for a wide range of conditions and injuries. In fact, the sooner that patients can begin receiving any necessary care, the better. This is why it’s so important for hospitals to offer therapy services to patients who are under their care. 

For hospitals looking to improve patient satisfaction, delivering high-quality therapy and rehabilitation to patients can have a significant impact. If you want to have a better understanding of the specific ways that your program can help your patients, we’re happy to share the following information. 

Here’s how therapy services can help patients

Hospitals providing high-quality therapy can enhance patients’ experience in the following ways: 

  1. Offers increased interaction with caregivers — Patients undergoing a hospital stay can benefit from the increased connection and interaction that working with a therapist can provide. 
  2. Promotes the healing process — Whether it’s getting the blood flowing and joints moving or relearning how to perform a basic movement, therapy helps patients be further along the healing journey when they are discharged. 
  3. Helps them feel in control — A hospital stay can come with anxiety and feelings of helplessness for patients. Receiving therapy can help people feel like active participants in their care. 
  4. Can lower readmission rates — Patients who receive physical therapy and rehabilitation can leave the hospital with a lower likelihood of costly and frustrating readmission. 

If you’re looking to maximize these benefits for patients, a dedicated industry partner can help take your hospital’s therapy program to a higher level of care. 

Is your hospital looking for a therapy services partner? 

Physical, occupational and speech therapy all come with unique administrative, regulatory and other requirements that can be a challenge for health care executives. By turning to a focused organization such as Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, hospitals can take advantage of a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping improve patient satisfaction in the therapy field. 

We bring more than 50 years of experience to the table and have helped hospitals across the United States build long-term relationships that help both hospitals and patients alike. To learn more and find out how to receive a thorough evaluation of your program, contact us today.

Improving Patient Satisfaction in Health Care

One surprising method for improving patient satisfaction in health care

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Patient care is the reason why hospitals exist — and one of the biggest indicators that a hospital is taking good care of its patients is patient satisfaction. Feeling understood and being treated with compassion by health care workers can have an easy-to-overlook effect on positive patient outcomes as well. To truly improve patient satisfaction, it’s important to cast as wide a net as possible and explore every service line and facet of care. 

One area that certainly deserves attention is your therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. Delivering high-quality therapy to patients under your care can have a positive effect on the recovery process as well as patient satisfaction. Since this is such a specialized field with unique administrative and regulatory requirements, many hospitals enlist the services of a specialized therapy services partner. 

Improving satisfaction by focusing on therapy services

By leveraging the knowledge, experience and resources of a larger organization with a dedicated therapy services focus, hospital leaders can build a successful program. A therapy services partner can help you develop the following pillars that can contribute to improved patient satisfaction: 

  • Expanded service offerings — By staying abreast of the latest industry developments and implementing them efficiently, your patients can receive a higher level of care. 
  • Fewer administrative speed bumps — One of the biggest barriers to patient satisfaction is when patients feel affected by red tape or operational inefficiency. A partner can help you streamline to provide the smoothest possible patient experience. 
  • A high-performing staff — Probably the single biggest contributor to patient satisfaction is positive interactions with care providers. From recruiting to training to development, hospitals can receive assistance in building a solid and caring team by working with a dedicated organization. 

As much as you believe in patient satisfaction, look for a partner that works just as hard to understand your needs and provide practical solutions. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners cares about satisfied patients

At Alliance, we’re passionate about relationships. We treat our hospital partners like family because we believe this is the basis of developing a patient-centered culture for your therapy services department. 

When you contact us, we can perform a detailed evaluation of your current program and service offerings to help us determine which solutions can help you improve patient satisfaction.

Border Therapy Services Announces New Clinic in El Paso, Texas

By | Press Releases

EL PASO, Texas – February 3, 2020 – Border Therapy Services and Alliance Physical Therapy Partners are pleased to announce the opening of their new outpatient rehabilitation clinic located at 1300 Murchison Drive. The new location is centrally located with easy access to patients residing in Central, East and West side. Patrick Brandon, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT will be the clinical director of our 2100 sq. ft. facility that is located on the third floor of the El Paso Day Surgery Center. The new clinic offers a large rehabilitation space with upgraded therapeutic equipment to get you back to work or play as quick as possible. The facility will service several health provider groups, bringing quality care and convenience to a location near you. The clinic offers complimentary pain consultations with immediate availability same day or next day appointments for patients.

“This new Border Therapy Services location provides the quality care you can expect to rehabilitate an injury, improve mobility and get rid of pain at a location close to your home or work.” Remarked Brandon who brings over 30 years of experience in orthopedics and sports medicine, providing thousands of treatments to patients and athletes all over the country. Brandon received his Master of Physical Therapy from the St. Louis University and his Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from A.T. Still University. Brandon is McKenzie certified and has experience in K1, K2 Kinesio Taping and the Graston Technique.

Our team provides treatment for all parts of the body, such as back pain and sciatica, hip, shoulder, elbow, pelvic, neck, foot and ankle pain, headaches, and overall chronic pain.

With the addition of the Murchison location, Border therapy now operates 11 convenient outpatient clinics near you in the El Paso-Las Cruces area and offer complimentary pain consultations with immediate availability same day or next day appointments.

About Alliance Physical Therapy Partners
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is 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 AlliancePTP.com.