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What Sets Us Apart From Contract Therapy Companies

What sets Alliance apart from contract therapy companies

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

It’s essential to understand just how much your therapy services program can contribute to your hospital. Most importantly, by starting rehabilitation as early as possible in a patient’s recovery process, they can start to heal and regain function on a more accelerated basis. For your facility, this can translate to everything from increased patient satisfaction to a decrease in costly readmissions. 

What’s more, a well-functioning inpatient therapy department can be a robust source of revenue and make your hospital more competitive in an increasingly crowded health care landscape. However, successful therapy services administration requires highly specialized knowledge resources — which is why so many hospital executives seek out a partner in the form of therapy management services. 

Alliance is more than just contract therapy 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has been helping hospitals leverage our wealth of industry-specific knowledge and best practices for decades. Administrators who work with us can expect a true partner that offers custom-tailored solutions that scale to your needs, not a one-size-fits-all approach. 

What sets us apart from the contract therapy services field? How about:

  • Culture — Before anything else, we believe in relationship building. Both with patients and our hospital partners, we’re passionate about working to understand what makes your hospital tick so that our solutions represent true collaboration that is right for your facility. 
  • Proprietary systems — From therapy management software to proven systems of work for your staff, Alliance has the experience, knowledge and resources to streamline your department.
  • Solutions for long-term growth — We’re not about quick fixes. Working with Alliance means a strategic partner that will keep you compliant with changing regulations, inform you about new services and treatments that can help your department, and help you develop and retain a high-performing staff. 

Learn more about how we can help you 

We’re proud of the lasting relationships we’ve built with hospital leaders across the United States. Here’s what just one of our satisfied clients had to say: 

“Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has 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 

Contact our caring team today to learn more and to schedule an assessment of your therapy services program. 

Physical Therapy Administration and Management

Therapy management — getting the support you need

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

It’s commonly understood among hospital administrators that managing physical, speech and occupational therapy departments comes with a number of unique challenges. However, it’s important to understand the key role that delivering inpatient therapy services can play in ensuring successful patient outcomes. 

What’s more, properly managed and administered therapy departments can be easily overlooked sources of revenue. To help maximize the performance of therapy programs, many hospitals are turning to dedicated partners that specialize in working with hospitals. To help you decide if this course of action is right for your facility, it can be highly beneficial to understand the specific elements that a therapy partner can offer. 

Working with a partner to optimize your therapy management

Hospitals can find the assistance they need in these areas by working with a strategic partner: 

  • Streamlining costs — From reallocating administrative resources to reducing paperwork and minimizing claim denials, the right organization can help you operate on a leaner budget. 
  • Program development — A partner can help identify growth opportunities and service offerings that could be the right fit for your hospital, including adding new service lines and expanding specialty service offerings. 
  • Compliance strength — A therapy administration and management company can offer dedicated resources and knowledge to help you stay compliant in an always-changing regulatory environment. 
  • Staff support — Recruiting, hiring, training and developing a top-quality staff requires industry-specific expertise that can be supplied from a dedicated organization. 

If any of the above areas are opportunities for your hospital’s therapy program, it’s likely you could benefit from assistance with and therapy management services.

50 years of industry-specific experience

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has built a network of long-lasting hospital partnerships across the United States. We’ll help you develop a winning strategy that keeps an unwavering focus on positive patient outcomes while being right-sized for your operational needs. 

If you want to learn more about what a true therapy administration and management partner can do for your hospital, contact us today. We can schedule a full assessment of your program and offerings to find out we can help.

Four Signs That a Therapy Service Provider Is a Partner

Four signs that a therapy service provider is a partner you can trust

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

If you’re a hospital executive with a stake in your facility’s therapy program, deciding whether you should be working with a dedicated, outside organization is a big decision. While being able to leverage the specialized knowledge and experience of a therapy-focused organization can be of tremendous benefit, it’s also important to make sure that you have the right partner. 

What does this mean? Ideally, a therapy partner should be someone who understands your program and will work with you to develop a long-term strategy for success. What you don’t want is a provider who is only interested in quick fixes and one-size-fits-all.

Look for these signals from a therapy service partner

As you research prospective therapy service partners, therapy partners should provide: 

  1. Clear and quick communication — Any potential therapy services partner should be able to get back to you promptly and with clear answers to your questions. Slow and vague communication early on should be seen as a warning sign.
  2. Transparency — A trustworthy partner should let you know everything they’re doing and why. In the same way that doctors should take time to explain treatments to patients, so should a therapy service organization with a client hospital.  
  3. Honesty — A partner shouldn’t tell you everything you want to hear; otherwise you wouldn’t need them in the first place. However, you also want to be able to know when something is working to avoid being oversold on a product or service. 
  4. Rapport — More than anything, if you’re comfortable and confident with the people you’re working with, it’s easier to get things done. While this quality is harder to quantify, it’s one that is always present in the most successful partnerships. 

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’ve been building successful relationships with our partners for decades by focusing on these key traits. 

Find out what a partnership with Alliance can do for you 

We’re eager to prove to you that we can build a productive relationship that can achieve your objectives for your physical, speech and occupational therapy departments. Alliance is more than just a therapy service provider, we’re a part of the family for our many hospital partners. 

To learn more, contact us today. We’re always happy to provide a detailed assessment of your program and show you how we can help you and your patients. 

Therapy Department Management Consultants

Three ways a therapy management consultant can help your department

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Physical, speech and occupational therapy departments are essential components of a fully functioning hospital. Patients who receive therapy services during a hospital stay can get ahead on their recovery process and receive several important benefits. While there are numerous operational challenges that come with administering your program, both inpatient and outpatient therapy can be an important source of revenue if managed properly. 

With that being said, physical therapy is a highly specialized service line and many hospital executives find themselves needing assistance when it comes to running a streamlined and high-performing department. This is where a therapy management consultant can be a resource for your hospital. A qualified consultant with the right background can bring a wealth of knowledge to help you develop a winning strategy for your program. 

Need help in these areas? It might be time to work with a therapy management consultant

Here are three of the common areas where a consultant can help your leadership team develop an effective strategy for your physical, speech and occupational therapy departments: 

  1. Compliance — Just like other service lines, inpatient therapy has a complex and stringent set of regulations that your department needs to comply with. A consultant allows you to leverage their specialized, industry-specific knowledge. 
  2. Proprietary systems — If your department needs systems support, a consultant can help you upgrade everything from software to workflow systems in order to ensure your therapy team is operating at peak efficiency. 
  3. Staffing — Turnover is a challenge that affects many hospital therapy departments. A management consultant should be able to bring access to top recruiting networks and help you attract the best talent.

The veteran therapy management consultants at Alliance Physical Therapy Partners have decades of experience helping numerous hospitals and hospital networks across the country in these and other areas. 

Work with a management consultant you can trust 

Are you ready to reach your department goals with a partner that understands how to help hospital leaders build high-functioning teams? Reach out to us today and we’ll be glad to schedule an assessment of your current program. 

What Is a Contract Occupational Therapist?

What is a partnership with an occupational therapy provider?

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Occupational Therapy Management

Since occupational therapy is a specialty of therapy and rehabilitation services primarily focused on helping patients gain, or regain, the ability to perform essential tasks, receiving this treatment while still admitted in a hospital can be highly beneficial. However, for many hospitals, delivering this service on a cost-effective basis can be a difficult accomplishment. 

This is where a contract occupational therapist can help. You can benefit from outsourcing to the resources and knowledge of a larger organization that can scale the costs to any size facility and operational budget.

Finding a contract occupational therapy partner

The main reason to provide occupational therapy on an inpatient basis is to help patients during the recovery process from conditions ranging from strokes to spinal cord injuries. In almost any case, the sooner that patients can begin rehabilitation and resumption of normal activities, the better chances they will have of a positive outcome. A contract occupational therapist can help your therapy department provide this essential service from a trained and qualified professional. 

Additionally, occupational therapy can be a source of revenue for your hospital, if it’s properly administered. Instead of referring patients to an off-site facility, a contract occupational therapist can allow you to perform this billable service at your hospital. However, as a specialized field, occupational therapy comes with unique requirements in the following areas:  

  • Documentation of services 
  • Billing 
  • Staying compliant with regulations
  • Continuing education 
  • Program development 

These are all aspects that a contract occupational therapy service provider can assist your hospital administrative team with. 

Partnering with Alliance for occupational therapy

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’ve been helping a diverse array of hospitals deliver occupational therapy services for years now. We promise to work with you one-on-one to assess your unique needs and deliver services that are a true value-add to your organization. 

Contact us today to learn more and to schedule an exploratory evaluation of your therapy program. 

Benefits of Contracting for Therapy Services

Three major benefits you enjoy when you partner for therapy services

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Deciding to outsource elements of your therapy services program to a contract provider is a big decision. While the instinct to keep your department administration “in-house” is a natural one, every hospital leader knows that therapy departments have a number of unique requirements that can make managing them challenging. Partnering with a therapy provider gives you the ability to leverage the resources and experience of an organization that is solely focused on therapy services. 

To give you a better idea of the specific benefits that hospital executives can take advantage of when they partner for therapy services, we’ve prepared the following guide. 

Benefits of contract therapy services

Finding and working with the right partner to contract for therapy services with can mean the following for your program: 

  1. Reduced labor costs By working with a partner to outsource your labor, you can streamline your operations and reallocate your administrative personnel to other areas.
  2. Dedicated industry expertise — Contract therapy services spend all their time keeping up with changes in the field, from regulations to best practices, allowing you to take advantage of this work at a fraction of the cost. 
  3. More satisfied patients — From bringing in top talent to implementing more efficient systems of work, it all adds up to better care and outcomes for patients in your facility. 

To fully realize the potential of these benefits, it’s important to contract with a partner that your administrative team can build a close and productive relationship with. Among all the advantages we can offer, Alliance Physical Therapy is built on valuing relationships to ensure hospitals feel that their partnership for therapy services feel like an extension of their internal team. 

Experience the Alliance difference 

We have decades of experience in helping hospitals across the United States with our unparalleled expertise and state-of-the-art resources. Here is what just one of our satisfied clients had to say: 

“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 and schedule an assessment of your current program, contact us today. 

Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Three signs your hospital could benefit from physical therapy consulting services

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Physical therapy is widely considered to be an essential component of a successful recovery for hospital patients — and rightfully so. Patients who have undergone treatment for a wide variety of conditions require the targeted exercises and manual therapies that only a physical therapist can provide in order to regain functioning. If left alone too long, muscles can begin to atrophy and blood flow can be constricted to the area, slowing down the healing process. 

While therapy delivered during a hospital stay has the potential to improve patient outcomes and satisfaction, hospital executives are often faced with a department that has a number of unique management concerns. In addition to overcoming the complexities of meeting required staffing levels, staying compliant with ever-shifting regulations and ensuring integrity during revenue cycles, leadership must do this on a tight budget with limited resources. 

However, not only are your physical, speech, and occupational therapy departments important to delivering exceptional patient care, they can also be a positive contributor to your hospital’s revenues and operations. Working with a therapy consultant can help you identify the areas of opportunity in your program while recommending solutions that are right-sized for your needs. 

How to tell if it’s time to make the call to a therapy services consultant

Three common indicators that often cause hospitals to turn to a physical therapy consultant are: 

  1. Outdated systems — Slow-moving and outdated software can be a huge impediment to efficient physical therapy services. This can be especially true if other health information systems have been upgraded that are interfacing with older, but still necessary rehabilitation management programs. 
  2. Staffing shortages — Finding and retaining qualified therapists is another hurdle to a smooth-running department. A consultant can identify pain points in your hiring process and recommend solutions and recruiting strategies. 
  3. Stagnant growth — Many departments are paralyzed by a need to grow and offer new services but don’t know the right ones to invest in. By leveraging the knowledge of physical therapy consulting services, hospitals can receive personalized strategic guidance. 

Choosing the right physical therapy consulting service can be the beginning of a relationship that helps your department achieve its goals and contribute to the success of your entire organization.

Choose the industry expertise of Alliance Physical Therapy Partners

From physical therapy consulting services to outsourced therapy solutions, Alliance has the experience, resources and industry-leading expertise to help your program achieve operational efficiency while meeting the needs of your patients. 

Our consultants will be glad to perform an evaluation of your therapy program to identify the solutions that can work best for your facility. Contact us today.

Physical Therapy Inpatient Rehab

Five benefits of a contract therapy partnership for inpatient rehab

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Patients undergoing a hospital stay for nearly any reason can benefit from receiving inpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services. In addition to the convenience of not having to go to an off-site inpatient rehab facility near them, patients can also benefit by getting a jump-start on the healing process while they’re still under your care. 

To help deliver this important part of the treatment picture, many hospitals are working with a contract therapy service provider. By leveraging the industry-specific knowledge of a dedicated organization, hospitals can offer patients the care they deserve on a cost-effective basis, helping patients avoid the need to go to another physical therapy and rehabilitation facility. 

Key advantages of partnering with a therapy provider

Five of the core benefits that a contract therapy provider can offer to a hospital’s physical therapy inpatient rehab program include: 

  1. Workflow improvement — A therapy service can help streamline therapist workflows to the benefit of patients, staff and leadership alike.
  2. Training and development — Inpatient physical therapy and rehab has very specific best practices that are constantly changing. A dedicated organization can help keep your team up to date. 
  3. Strategic support — From adding new services to refining patient-facing messaging for your program, a contract therapy partner can give you the guidance you need. 
  4. Regulatory compliance — Therapy providers are required to keep up with the constantly shifting physical therapy regulatory environment. This allows hospital executives to leverage this knowledge on a level that scales to their budgets. 
  5. Proprietary systems — Inpatient physical therapy and rehab can benefit from specialized program management software developed by an organization with a deep understanding of the unique needs of therapy services. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners helps hospitals achieve these and other goals on a daily basis to increase patient experience and department profitability

Reach out to our caring team today

We’re proud to hold more than 50 years of combined experience in the physical therapy services field. We believe in forging relationships that are like family because real relationships are the best way to understand your needs and deliver effective solutions. For an exploratory evaluation of your inpatient therapy services, contact our team today. 

Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility

Delivering exceptional inpatient rehabilitation at your facility

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Hospitals large and small, rural and urban, are facing more challenges than ever before. Patient populations continue to age, new health crises continually emerge, treatment methods are always evolving and regulations are ever-changing. Executives must make important decisions across all service lines to enable the level of care that patients deserve on a budget that is sustainable on a long-term basis. 

Among these often-competing values are the inpatient rehabilitation services that your facility provides. Patients recovering from surgery, auto injuries, stroke, and other serious injuries and conditions need the assistance of a trained therapist in order to maximize the potential for a positive outcome. The quicker patients can get moving and promote healing and a return to functioning, the better — and inpatient rehabilitation is essential. 

If you’re a hospital leader who is trying to deliver cost-effective therapy services while competing with other inpatient rehabilitation facilities, a contract services provider can be an essential partner. Read on to learn more about the areas a potential contract rehabilitation partner can assess and make recommendations about to ensure the best level of care from your facility. 

Evaluating inpatient rehabilitation facilities

The first step toward working with a partner to maximize the potential of your inpatient rehabilitation department is an evaluation of your current performance levels in the following areas: 

  • Communication, training and workflow efficiency
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Billing and reimbursement practices
  • Program development and marketing
  • Recruiting and staffing

From there, an inpatient rehabilitation consultant can make custom-tailored recommendations regarding the solutions that can work best for your facility. 

Inpatient rehabilitation facility expertise 

Built on more than 50 years of physical therapy industry expertise, Alliance Physical Therapy Services has the solutions that can help your rehabilitation program contribute — both to your bottom line and to patient satisfaction. We value our relationships and have built partnerships with hospitals and hospital systems of all sizes across the United States. 

To learn more about our full range of services and how we can help you, contact us today. Our team will be glad to help you schedule an evaluation of your current program.

Inpatient Rehabilitation at the Hospital

The importance of inpatient rehabilitation in a hospital setting

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

Patients dealing with any number of conditions, ranging from heart attack to stroke to spinal cord injury, can benefit from intensive inpatient rehabilitation during a hospital stay. Whether primary treatment involved intensive care, surgery or other measures, the sooner that patients can begin the recovery process, the better — and rehabilitation services are an essential part of that. 

Becoming overly sedentary during a hospital stay can have a negative effect on overall health, which is why the help of skilled therapists are needed to help injured patients get moving again safely. Additionally, many patients also need assistance in relearning basic functions that have been affected by their condition, whether it means getting dressed or using a fork and knife. 

Challenges facing inpatient rehabilitation departments

While no hospital administrator is going to deny the substantial benefits offered by inpatient rehabilitation, they are also well aware of the challenges that comes with running these services. Typical issues facing inpatient rehabilitation departments range from staffing shortages, billing and reimbursement inefficiencies, and outdated systems. 

In a health care environment where leaders work hard to meet the requirements of basic service lines while meeting tight budgetary constraints, therapy and rehabilitation services can easily fall by the wayside. 

This is where a rehabilitation partnership can help. A highly dedicated team that focuses exclusively on the unique needs of this industry can provide turnkey solutions that scale to any size facility and budget. A partnership with a therapy and rehabilitation provider can streamline your inpatient rehabilitation department with: 

  • Training and development support to improve patient experience and staff morale
  • Billing and compliance assistance to help maximize revenue
  • Proven workflows to create efficiencies and lower costs

To truly reap the benefits you need to succeed, work with a partner who not only has the experience you need, but also understands successful relationships. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is here to help

We’ve been able to stay in this industry as long as we have and help hospitals achieve their goals by combining industry expertise with an unwavering commitment to patient care. Through understanding your needs and delivering effective solutions, we want to help you keep your focus right where it belongs — helping people heal. 

To learn more about how we can help, contact us today. We’re happy to provide a thorough evaluation of your current service offerings to determine the best course of action for your facility.