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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 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.

How to Reduce Overtime in Therapy Services

Three tips to reduce overtime in your therapy services program

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Reducing overtime in health care is a significant challenge for nearly every leader with any stake in staff and scheduling management. While there are times when it is unavoidable, having your staff regularly go into overtime is a symptom of operational inefficiency due to one or more issues. There are many downsides to overtime, from the higher pay rate to an increase in employee burnout. 

This is just as true in therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, as it is for other departments. Not only does it take away funds from other areas of your budget, but it can actually take away from patient care if you have a staff that is feeling overworked. If you’re looking to reduce overtime in your therapy services program, we’re happy to share the following guide. 

Ways to reduce overtime for health care workers, including therapists

As an organization dedicated to helping hospitals improve patient outcomes and operational efficiency for therapy departments, here are some of our common recommendations: 

  1. Better communication — Sometimes repeat overtime is simply a communication problem that is based on staff, or even administrators, not being properly trained in best timekeeping practices. This can be improved through consistent communication and a focus on proper training. 
  2. Flexible scheduling practices — To avoid overtime, you need a full staff of therapists with the availabilities you need and the ability to plug holes in your schedule as they arise. The right partner will help you both overhaul your scheduling practices and recruit a talented and flexible staff. 
  3. Streamlined workflows — Overtime can happen if your therapists have to spend too much time dealing with outdated systems and redundant tasks instead of being able to focus on patients. By upgrading systems and reducing unnecessary tasks, your team can get more done in less time. 

Reducing overtime in your health care organization can be easy with the right expertise and resources. By working with a therapy services partner, your hospital can get the guidance it needs. 

Alliance has been helping hospitals for decades

We’re industry veterans, and reducing expenses through managing staff overtime is common in the industry. Our hospital partners across the United States have received the communication and support they need to streamline their operations, increase revenue, improve staff engagement and most importantly, increase patient satisfaction. Want to learn how we can help you? Contact us today to schedule an assessment of your therapy services program. 

Cost Reduction Strategies in Therapy Services

Cost reduction strategies in health care — benefits of working with a therapy services partner

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Hospital executives often find themselves under increasing cost pressures from every angle. Increased overhead, expanded service offerings, more stringent reimbursement guidelines and other factors mean staying within budget is a bigger challenge than ever before. That’s why for any facility trying to stay financially solvent, a comprehensive cost reduction strategy is essential. 

However, cutting costs should never come at the expense of quality patient care and outcomes. Instead, cost reduction strategies in health care should be based on increasing efficiency and productivity while reducing unnecessary expenses. By doing this properly, hospitals can put themselves in a position of greater financial stability while actually increasing patient satisfaction and outcomes. 

How a partner can help reduce costs for your therapy services program

One area where many health care leaders seek a cost reduction strategy is in therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. These service lines are absolutely essential for helping improve patient care during a hospital stay, but they come with a unique series of operational challenges and associated costs. Like other areas of care, cutting service levels can lead to a downward spiral for both staff and patients that could potentially increase costs in the long run. 

That’s where an independent therapy services partner can help. By working with a dedicated organization with deep experience in this field, you can receive practical guidance to help reduce costs while improving your productivity and level of care. Benefits include: 

  • Streamlined workflows
  • Increased employee engagement
  • Increased revenue 
  • Better regulatory compliance and reduced exposure to fines
  • Elimination of unnecessary expenses

The right partner can identify and assess the unique needs of your hospital to help you develop a cost reduction strategy that’s right for you. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners — proven cost reduction experience

Hospitals that work with Alliance find a partner with more than 50 years of experience in the therapy services sector. We believe that building solid relationships and developing individualized solutions is the key to long-term success. Want to learn more about how we can help you lower your costs while keeping your patients firmly at the center of care? Contact us today. We’ll be happy to schedule an assessment of your current program with our team of experts. 

Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Physical therapy consulting services — six things to look for

By | Blog, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

You’re looking for assistance in building or developing your hospital’s physical therapy department, so you’ve decided to work with a consultant. However, to ensure the relationship is collaborative and productive from the beginning, you want a solid idea of what exactly a physical therapy consulting service will be looking for. 

Any physical therapy consultant should represent an organization with solid industry experience in inpatient care. By identifying areas of opportunity and offering practical solutions, you and your new partners can work together to achieve both exceptional patient care and operational excellence. 

A physical therapy department assessment should look at these areas

To establish a baseline understanding of your current program and to begin developing a strategy, physical therapy consulting services should explore your: 

  1. Training and development programs — Training and continuing education are just as important as having the right people, and they can help you keep them. 
  2. Charting and documentation practices — These should be fully audited to ensure that they are compliant with current regulations. 
  3. Billing and revenue cycle practices — Reducing billing errors can be one of the easiest ways to increase revenue. 
  4. Therapy management software — Outmoded systems can slow your whole department down and create duplicate work. 
  5. Expansion plans — A consultant can identify new service offerings and treatments that can benefit your facility based on your patient profile. 
  6. Staffing needs — Your therapists are the backbone of your program. By working together, you and your consultant can identify your staffing goals and optimal levels to develop an action plan.

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, our experienced team of consultants will take an in-depth look at these and other areas and help you develop a customized strategy. 

Alliance has industry-leading physical therapy consulting services

We’ve established a track record for long-term, collaborative and successful relationships with hospitals of all sizes, budgets and locations. From urban to rural, we understand that all patients deserve the same level of care. 

To learn more about our services, contact us today. We’ll be glad to help you schedule an evaluation with one of our friendly consultants to identify your unique needs.