As a branch of therapy that helps patients learn and relearn some of the most essential skills needed for daily activities, occupational therapy can be a critical service offering for hospitals. This is especially true for patients who are recovering from issues like strokes as well as auto-related injuries and a whole host of other conditions. Offering inpatient occupational therapy can contribute to improving patient satisfaction, achieving positive outcomes and lowering costly readmissions for patients.
However, for many hospitals, delivering high-quality occupational therapy on a cost-effective basis can be challenging. For smaller hospitals or any facility with limited resources, especially critical access hospitals, it can be one of the first things on the chopping block if the budget needs to be streamlined.
How can an occupational therapy consultant help?
This is where an occupational therapy consultant comes into the picture. By tapping into the knowledge base of an organization that is laser-focused on therapy services, hospitals can run a highly efficient program that keeps patients firmly at the center of the experience. A properly managed therapy department can be a source of revenue and a contributor to operational efficiency and patient satisfaction. An experienced occupational therapy consultant can help with this in the following ways:
- Recommend billing practice improvements to help ensure consistent revenue cycles
- Implement industry-standard workflows associated with operational efficiency and improved patient satisfaction
- Recommend systems upgrades to keep your program aligned with current standards for electronic medical records
- Provide access to recruiting networks to help attract top talent
In addition to these areas, it’s also important to find a consultant who aligns with your hospital’s culture and values.
Alliance — your therapy services partner
If you’re looking for an occupational therapy consultant with more than 50 years of experience in the rehabilitation field, reach out to the dedicated team at Alliance Physical Therapy Partners. Our mission is to help hospitals achieve their goals and develop a viable long-term strategy for their programs. We achieve success not just through our expertise and turnkey solutions but with a personal approach that is based on relationship building and treating partners like family.
To learn more, contact us today. As a first step, we can help you receive an assessment of your program, including occupational therapy services, to determine how we can assist you.