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Real Clients, Real Solutions

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Real Clients, Real Solutions

We partner with over a dozen different hospital systems across the country, and are able to provide success stories for our clients, year after year. Here’s an example:

Over four years, productivity increased by 350%. Meanwhile, revenue exceed budget by 33% and gross charges exceeded budget by 11.2%.

Added a Satellite Clinic in 2018

We recognized together the need for increased patient access and market
share growth.

 

Total Integration with AgileRPM EMR System

After our initial assessment, we found the hospital’s performance management tools to be manual and antiquated – causing inefficiencies and lowered productivity. Implementation of our AgileRPM mitigated these issues.

 

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Time is Money

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Time is Money

Educating patients, a parent of a patient, or a caregiver is essential when providing therapy services. Whether it’s teaching a home exercise program or various activities outside of the hospital or clinic (such as transfers, dressing, bathing, feeding, or getting up and down steps), it can require a significant amount of a therapist’s time. 

Here’s what you need to know:

  • This time is billable time as long as it requires the unique skills of a therapist, or an assistant under the supervision of a therapist. 
  • Once the therapist or assistant has taught the patient or caregiver what to do, they have returned demonstration, and they have deemed to be competent in doing it correctly – that training no longer requires the skills of a therapist or an assistant to provide and the billing period should end.
  • There is no specific CPT code to use for education and training.
  • When instructing the patient or caregiver in a home exercise program or training, use the CPT code that best describes the focus of the activity. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has a robust compliance and operations team that educates our partners on proper billing practices and the use of appropriate CPT Codes. Contact us today to start improving your billing accuracy. 

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How Well Are Your Therapy Services Performing?

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How Well Are Your Therapy Services Performing?

Most healthcare facilities and systems have difficulty measuring the performance of their therapy services with the data and reporting available to them. Below are three ways Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can help you measure, understand and improve your overall financial and clinical performance. 

Patient Satisfaction

  • Patient wait times
  • Cancellation rates
  • Therapy programs that are meeting the community’s needs
  • Quality service measures 

Referral Management

  • Systematic process
  • Capturing all your referrals within your system
  • Tracking and reporting

Productivity

  • Accurate billing practices
  • Job satisfaction, positive moral and motivation
  • Efficiency
  • Documentation

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can provide solutions in all these areas. We have successfully managed rehabilitation programs across the country for fifty years. Contact us today so we can discuss and assess the delivery of your therapy services.

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Impacting Rural Healthcare

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Impacting Rural Healthcare

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners realizes the importance of providing quality rural healthcare services to rural communities. Our newest partner, Wickenburg Community Hospital is committed to quality health and wellness services where the patient, family and community come first. Wickenburg Community Hospital is a federally designated Critical Access Hospital and a state designated Level IV Trauma Center. Alliance Physical Therapy Partners began managing their therapy services in June of 2018 and we are excited to help expand their therapy offerings to the community. 

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Knee Replacements

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Knee Replacements – Knee Deep in Change

Effective January 2018

As of January 2018, full knee replacements are no longer categorized as inpatient only. This change pushes the importance of prehab for patients, as their hospital stay is likely to be shortened dramatically.

CMS reported in a press release, “The OPPS final rule also has policies that would make OPPS payment available when Medicare beneficiaries receive certain procedures in a lower cost setting of care – the outpatient department – where those procedures can be safely performed in that setting. The new availability of OPPS payment applies to six procedures, including a common and costly Medicare surgical procedure, total knee replacements.”

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Managing Your Therapy Department

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Managing Your Therapy Department with a Private Practice Mentality 

What is a Hybrid? The definition can vary depending on if you are talking about plants, animals, cars or business models, but common to all would be the process of combining two different things into something new. How is this idea of a “Hybrid” relevant to running and managing your therapy program? Let me explain.

When we look at outpatient therapy, there are predominantly two different players competing, hospital rehabilitation departments and private practice clinics. Both strive to provide for the rehabilitation needs in their community and although there are similarities in how they do this, there are also distinct differences.

Similarities often include:

  • General delivery and philosophy of care
  • Clinical specialty services like sports rehab, women’s health, concussion or spine specific programs
  • Both provide service to hospital employed referral sources

Differences may include:

  • Non-profit versus For-profit
  • Insurance participation – Most private practice clinics don’t see Medicaid or other poor reimbursing plans
  • Marketing – Often, private practice market themselves as more convenient, lower cost and higher quality than hospitals
  • Productivity expectations and operating hours

You could list others but the point is this – both rehab delivery systems have advantages and disadvantages. So which is better? The answer is BOTH! This unique and shared perspective has allowed us to be very successful with our hospital clients. By blending these two systems, we offer a “hybrid therapy program” which combines strengths from each platform and delivers significant improvements in key areas such as patient satisfaction, productivity, referral management and increased revenue. Let Alliance Physical Therapy Partners help you improve your therapy services through a hybrid therapy program.

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Five Reasons to Outsource

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Five Reasons to Outsource Your Therapy Services

No one can possibly be the best at everything. What we can do, is try to make the best decisions with the information that we’re given. Here are five reasons outsourcing your therapy services to Alliance Physical Therapy Partners will benefit your organization.

1. Labor Costs

When we think of outsourcing labor, it’s usually not associated with a cost savings – but it should be. By outsourcing labor, you create opportunity within your organization to reduce other administrative positions and costs. With additional resources, you increase your potential for staff acquisition and retention. Outsourcing brings with it, added manpower and infrastructure that may no longer be needed within a specific department.

2. Program Development

Long-term strategic partnerships with service providers can introduce new market opportunities. With motivation to continue earning your business, outsourced partners need to be innovative and competitive in their markets. They bring added resources for customizing programs to meet the specific needs of your patient profiles.

3. Patient Satisfaction

The most important metric in knowing you’ve been successful in providing quality service is patient satisfaction. Outsourcing to a company with a narrow-minded focus leads to specialized care and improved quality of patient care.

4. Expertise

Keeping up with all of the changes in healthcare is demanding enough. Outsourcing a department to a company with specific knowledge and a proven track record of success allows hospitals to focus more efficiently on their core business.

5. Strategic Marketing

Strategic marketing is identifying a specific target audience and seeing a measurable return on your investment. Marketing is a key component in driving your business forward. If neglected, your business becomes more vulnerable to the competition and less likely for growth.

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Being A Patient Advocate

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Being A Patient Advocate

The definition of advocacy is “public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy,” and certainly no one would disagree there should be policies in place that call for supporting patients and doing your best for them. As a company, we prefer the synonyms to advocacy which include support, backing, promotion and championing of our patients and residents. To us, this means going above and beyond in promoting and providing the care that will optimize the quality of life of our patients and residents.

As healthcare providers, we look for opportunities to completely restore function, but when that isn’t possible, it’s our responsibility to identify each patient’s needs and their skill levels to meet those needs. From there, we identify opportunities for improvement and design care plans to maximize the patient’s strengths and abilities and prevent decline.

It’s easy to objectively measure our success by looking at comparative and outcomes data, but our true success is shown through the intangible relationships that our clinicians forge with our residents. Reporting metrics can’t give you all of the smiles, hugs and the celebration of goals achieved and functions regained. True advocacy means having all of the necessary skills to provide the best possible care, and our therapists are educated and trained in many clinical specialties in order to identify and address a multitude of impairments that could potentially be affecting functional decline. It’s also the heart and compassion to treat patients as family and our therapists demonstrate that heart and compassion every day. At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we are advocates.

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Opening Your Own Physical Therapy Practice

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Opening Your Own Physical Therapy Practice is Easier with a Partner

Opening your own physical therapy practice has never been easier than when you partner with the team at Alliance Physical Therapy Partners.  Our expertise provides motivated practitioners the needed capital to expand through new locations or acquisitions in addition to offering a range of support services to ensure their success. We have created effective systems to improve your marketing outreach as well as your management and financial strength – all with the goal of preserving and enhancing your brand and allowing you to reach more patients.

Get the Tools & Resources for Opening Your Own Physical Therapy Practice

The Alliance network consists of large and small practice owners who recognize the strength in numbers. As our network grows, and more practices join the group, the value of the entire network also increases.  Each practice owner not only benefits from their own individual performance but from the growth of the entire Alliance network.

As a member, you will be in charge of the practice and make decisions regarding the care of your patients and staff while also receiving a salary and a quarterly distribution.  Furthermore, to make your job and that of your administrative team easier, we offer a range of managed services to help with payroll, benefits, worker’s compensation and recruitment. In addition you will gain access to support as you need it with marketing, compliance, human resources, billing, finance and professional training.

When opening your own physical therapy practice, teaming up with Alliance allows you to knowledge share with successful practice owners across the network in both operational and clinical skills.  Contact us to learn more about how you can get the financial support and tools you need to optimize your clinic’s success.

Owning Your Own Physical Therapy Practice

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Owning Your Own Physical Therapy Practice – Rewards & Challenges

While owning your own physical therapy practice has many rewards, it can be extremely difficult to go it alone in this healthcare landscape.  Our goal at Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is to provide support for practice owners such as capital investment, managed services and consultative advice to help them succeed.  When you join the Alliance network, you gain access to a team of professionals with experience in direct marketing, acquisitions, compliance, technology, and strategic growth of physical therapy practices.  Additionally, you have the opportunity to knowledge share with other successful practices across our network.

Eliminate the Risk of Owning Your Own Physical Therapy Practice

Every indication points to an increasing demand for physical therapy services as baby boomers age.  However while small, independently owned clinics account for around 45% of all physical therapy clinics, no single owner clinic captures more than 5% of the market share.  At Alliance we know it is important to you to achieve your full potential, which is why we make it our business to support your expansion dreams and help you benefit many patients in your area.

As a member of the premier national physical therapy company, you are offered services that include marketing, compliance, human resources, finance and professional development. You will also receive the financial backing along with expert strategic planning to successfully expand your practice through new locations or acquisition.

Owning your own physical therapy practice just got easier when you partner with Alliance.  You not only get the financial security of receiving a paycheck and a quarterly distribution, but you will lead your practice with complete autonomy.  Eliminate the risk of going it alone by contacting us to learn more about the advantages of forming a true Alliance.