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Optimizing Patient Management in Physical Therapy

Optimizing patient management in hospital-based physical therapy

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Like any other service line, patient management in physical therapy should always be people focused. There is strong evidence that patients who receive physical therapy during a hospital stay enjoy improved functional outcomes and increased quality of life. At its core, patient management should be focused on ensuring that patients are assessed properly and receive necessary care while undergoing a hospital stay. 

However, due to the highly specific practices of the physical therapy field, it is not uncommon for hospital leaders to find themselves challenged regarding managing both the department and the needs of patients. That’s why a growing number of hospitals are turning to a partner to help them navigate the complexities of physical therapy management. By learning more about the potential benefits of leveraging a dedicated organization, you can more clearly decide if this course of action is right for your facility. 

How a partner can help with patient management

In today’s rapidly changing health care environment, physical therapy patient management that leads to positive outcomes requires a high-performing and efficient program. A dedicated partner can help your department in the following areas: 

  • Compliance support — Staying compliant with ever-changing physical therapy regulations means having a depth of specialized knowledge. By focusing exclusively on their field, physical therapy management organizations can provide this. 
  • Streamlining workflows — Increasing efficiency from a patient-centric standpoint means your therapists will be able to spend more time providing care for the people who need it.
  • Upgrading systems — One of the biggest management concerns for many programs is outdated and incompatible software. The right physical therapy partner can provide specialized software that is compatible with major EMR systems. 
  • Staffing solutions — Your patients deserve experienced and qualified therapists. A partner can offer access to talent networks and help you optimize recruiting, training and development practices. 

Experienced physical therapy patient management with Alliance

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has more than 50 years of experience in the physical therapy field, and we’ve helped hospitals across the United States streamline their budget, increase revenues and, most importantly, improve patient experience. 

If you’d like to learn more about how we can help your facility, contact us today. We’ll be happy to schedule an assessment of your current program and discuss potential solutions.

Hospital Therapy Services Partner

What is a hospital therapy services partner? Why it may be better to work with a full-service provider

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

In therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, a hospital therapy services partner is an outside provider that works closely with a facility to deliver these key services to patients. There can be advantages and disadvantages to this. Advantages include flexibility and reduced overhead, with one of the most common concerns being a lack of investment in the organization and facility. 

This is why it’s so important to find a provider that is truly a partner, not just “hired help.” This kind of partner can bring a wealth of knowledge and experience with them and take a more vested interest in growing your department. 

Advantages for hospital leaders

Here are some of the areas that a comprehensive hospital therapy services partner can help with: 

  • Compliance — Regulatory compliance for therapy services is highly specialized. A therapy-focused organization can help you increase revenue and avoid costly fines. 
  • Program development — A partner can help identify new service offerings that would be a good fit for your facility while streamlining outmoded practices. 
  • Upgrading systems — Obsolete and incompatible software may be slowing you down. By implementing new systems, you can do more with the people and resources you already have. 
  • Staffing support — From training to development, leveraging the resources of a therapy services partner can help you build a high-performing, patient-focused team. 

Top providers don’t take a one-size-fits-all approach and should instead work to develop individualized action plans with their hospital partners. Instead of plugging holes on a short-term basis, a full-service partner can help you achieve your long-term objectives. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is dedicated to collaboration

We’ve been in this industry for decades and have built a network of highly satisfied hospital therapy service partners across the United States. By working with us, you can expect support in all of the above areas and, more importantly, a genuine relationship with people who are committed to the success of your therapy program. 

Want to learn more? Contact us today and find out how to receive an in-depth assessment of your department and recommendations to take it to the next level.

Therapy Services Companies

Benefits of working with a therapy services company

By | Blog, Contract Therapy

Patients staying in hospitals very often require a range of therapeutic services. From physical rehabilitation to retraining on the basic activities of daily living, the sooner these services can be delivered, the better. Physical, occupational and speech therapists in a hospital setting play a key role in helping patients begin this critical treatment journey as early as possible in the recovery process. Since this is a highly specialized field, many hospital leaders are turning to a partner to help them effectively manage this important program. 

If you have a leadership stake in your program and are looking to develop, grow or streamline your therapy service offerings, we’ve prepared the following guide to the advantages that a partner organization can offer. 

A therapy services partner can help in these areas

By offering specialized knowledge, expertise and resources, a therapy management partner for physical, occupational and speech therapy services can assist hospital programs in these key areas:

  • Regulatory compliance
  • Billing and revenue management
  • Strategic development
  • Streamlining workflow systems
  • Upgrading software
  • Recruiting, hiring, training and developing of staff

Every hospital is different — that’s why anyone seeking out a therapy service company should look for a true partner to help them optimize and grow their program. By finding an organization that will work with you to understand how your hospital functions and what your goals are, you can give yourself the best chance of a productive relationship that will help you achieve them. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners

Our talented team brings decades of combined experience in working with a wide range of hospitals and programs, including physical, occupational and speech therapy. We’ve been around for as long as we have and achieved the results we have by treating our partners like family. Working with Alliance means working with a company that has a wealth of experience in streamlining workflows and operations, increasing revenue, and recruiting and developing talent. More importantly, we’re committed to patient-centered care and maximizing positive treatment outcomes. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners is also proud to offer proprietary therapy management software that is compatible with all major health information systems. Want to learn more about how we can help you? Contact our team today. We can help you schedule a detailed assessment of your current physical, occupational and speech therapy programs to better determine how we can assist your facility. 

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.

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. 

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.