In today’s health care landscape, hospital ratings are more important than ever before. There are many different ways a hospital can be rated and many organizations that do the ratings, from private insurance companies to the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. A high rating can lead to more patients coming to your hospital, help you attract better talent and increase reimbursements from payers.
Among the many contributors necessary for a high rating is a quality physical therapy program. While it may be easy to overlook, key ranking factors such as patient experience and a low readmission rate can be directly impacted by effective physical therapy. That’s why for hospital leaders who are looking to optimize their rating, a physical therapy partner can be an enormous asset.
What is a physical therapy partner and how can they help?
A physical therapy partner is an organization with dedicated knowledge and experience in the physical therapy field. Where many hospitals may not have the specialized knowledge needed to efficiently manage a physical therapy program, these organizations can work with you to leverage resources and expertise on a level that scales to any size hospital.
Here are just a few of the specific ways a hospital partner can help your hospital improve its rating:
- Streamline workflows to provide timely, patient-centric care
- Provide compliance support to stay in line with industry regulations
- Implement learning and development programs to promote patient safety and learn the latest best practices
- Attract and recruit top talent with the right approach to patient care
A physical therapy department firing on all cylinders is an essential part of any high-rated hospital, and the Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team brings more than 50 years of experience to the table for any leader looking to build an effective program.
Start your action plan with a detailed evaluation
To identify the key areas of improvement for your hospital’s physical therapy department, contact us today. We’ll be glad to schedule an in-depth evaluation for your program and help you create an action plan to improve your hospital’s rating.