Occupational Therapy Management

Occupational Therapy Partner .....

Three reasons your hospital should go with an occupational therapy partner

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

In hospital settings, occupational therapists play an absolutely essential role in the rehabilitation and recovery process. For a wide range of conditions, from traumatic injury to stroke to orthopedic surgery, occupational therapy helps patients start to regain function and learn or relearn the skills necessary for daily living. The sooner that patients can receive this type of care the better, which is why according to the American Occupational Therapy Association, occupational therapy is associated with reduced hospital readmissions

However, occupational therapy is also a highly specialized field that requires expertise and resources for proper management. In many situations, hospital leaders can face significant hurdles to administering a program on a cost-effective basis. To help, hospitals can turn to a dedicated organization with a deep understanding of how to manage occupational therapy in a hospital setting. 

How can an occupational therapy partner help your hospital deliver exceptional care? 

Here are the primary benefits that hospital occupational therapy programs can enjoy from working with a high-quality partner organization:

  1. A better patient experience — The right occupational therapy partner should be as patient focused as your hospital is. From helping you attract the right qualified talent to training and development that helps patient recovery and long-term health, you can get the support and resources you need. 
  2. Compliance support — Like other service lines, occupational therapy has a complex and unique set of regulations that can result in lost revenue and fines if they are not adhered to. An occupational therapy partner should have the operational knowledge to help you stay fully compliant. 
  3. Proven systems of work — The most successful hospital occupational therapy programs have workflows in place that maximize the time of your staff so they can focus on delivering the care your patients need. Efficient workflow also means reduced charting and billing errors, helping you increase revenue and decrease risk exposure. 

Your experienced partner in occupational therapy management

For decades, Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has been helping hospitals across the United States streamline physical, occupational and speech therapy services while maximizing patient experience. We believe in clear communication and treating our partners like family so we can all grow together. We’ll be happy to schedule an assessment of your hospital’s occupational therapy program so we can better identify how we can help you. Contact us today to learn more.

physical therapy resources .....

Three therapy management resources your hospital needs to succeed

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

Physical, speech and occupational therapy are the services that bridge the gap between treatment and healing, and they complete the comprehensive patient experience that renders high patient satisfaction ratings for hospitals. Rehabilitation is a necessity to long-term hospital success. Because of this, it’s important to make sure that your physical, speech and occupational therapy department is equipped with the resources needed to succeed. 

Take a look at these three resources your hospital can begin implementing in order to increase patient satisfaction and protect the longevity of your hospital. 

  1. Outsourced therapy services —For many hospitals that struggle with the financial and administrative bandwidth to add a physical, speech and occupational therapy ward, outsourced services are the answer. This outsourced service allows you to create a comprehensive patient experience and open a new marketing strategy to drive patients to your physical, speech and occupational therapy services. 
  1. Therapy services consultation —A therapy services consultation will allow you to work with an expert in hospital-based physical, speech and occupational therapy practices to measure the efficacy of your services. A consultant can help determine your needs from an administrative and budget perspective and then help you design a physical, speech and occupational therapy service that meets those needs, whether in-house or partnered with an outsourced service.
  1. Patient experience evaluation — Because physical, speech and occupational therapy is so closely tied to the overall patient experience, a consultant can help evaluate your current patient experience in order to improve your ratings. Not only can this therapy management resource help you analyze your patient wait times and scheduling issues, it is also an effective method of patient communication that empowers patients on their journey to wellness. 

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we have more than 50 years of experience working with hospitals to design and implement optimal physical, speech and occupational therapy solutions. Our outsourced services have been shown to reduce overhead expenses and increase profitability for hospitals. To learn more about the physical therapy resources we can offer your hospital, contact our team today.

Physical, Speech and Occupational Therapy Strategic Development .....

Your physical, speech and occupational therapy strategy — do you need a partner?

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

The fact is that the physical therapy landscape is more competitive than it’s ever been. With inpatient and outpatient facilities opening on every corner, patients have more options than ever for getting the care they need — whether it’s post-operative rehabilitation or therapy for an athletic injury. While this is a good thing for patients, most hospital therapy program administrators understand the many benefits that patients get when they receive physical, speech and occupational therapy during a hospital stay. 

This is why an effective overall developmental strategy for your department is so important. From expansion of service offerings, mapping out growth plans and creating effective messaging, the components of a developmental strategy can be key to long-term success. If you find yourself needing assistance in this area, a dedicated partner with specialized experience in physical therapy development can help you build a winning strategy. 

How a dedicated physical, speech and occupational therapy management partner can help your strategy

We understand how easy it is to get lost in day-to-day operations. For many administrators, it can be challenging enough to keep staffing levels up and patient needs met, so it can be difficult to plan for the future. By working with an organization with decades of industry-specific experience and proven resources, you can create a truly long-term, growth-oriented strategy.

To accomplish this, a strategic development partner can help you through these steps: 

  • An assessment of your current departmental needs and growth opportunities, including your specific therapeutic service offerings
  • An evaluation of competing therapy providers, both inpatient and outpatient, in your surrounding community
  • A review of your current workflows, communication and marketing efforts
  • Identification of your department’s strengths and what new services could benefit your patient profile

The Alliance Physical Therapy Partners team has a proven track record in helping our partners with effective developmental strategies for their therapy services departments. We do this by building relationships that are built on rapport, respect and a deep understanding of the hospitals we work with. 

Take your therapy services strategy to the next level

To learn about the full range of strategic services we can offer for our hospital partners, contact us today. We’ll be glad to provide a thorough evaluation of your current program to see how we could best work together.

What Is a Hospital Therapy Services Partner? .....

What is a dedicated hospital therapy services partner and what areas can they help in?

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management, Physical Therapy Consulting Services

If you’re a hospital executive who is seeking assistance in operating and growing your facility’s therapy services program, a contract therapy partner can help. This is a highly specialized organization that can help you manage your departmental goals, whether it’s streamlining, growing or both. By having a better understanding of what to look for in a hospital therapy services partner and the specific areas they can help in, you can give yourself the best chance of finding a provider that is right for you. 

A partner in therapy services can help you in a wide range of areas, from consulting to strategic development to developing more efficient workflow systems. Since every hospital is different, the most important thing is finding an organization who can work with you to identify the areas of opportunity and the solutions that are the right fit for you. 

What therapy disciplines can a hospital therapy services partnership help with? 

Therapy services encompasses a wide range of disciplines that are essential to delivering patient care needs and encouraging positive outcomes. These key areas include: 

  • Physical therapy — Physical therapy is generally the first thing people think of in relation to therapy services. With physical therapy and rehabilitation, the goal is to improve functioning and promote healing with targeted techniques designed to strengthen the body and improve range of motion. 
  • Occupational therapy — This branch of therapy is designed to help patients who have suffered from a debilitating injury or condition learn or relearn the skills necessary for daily activities. 
  • Speech therapy — This is a very focused branch of therapy that helps patients in need relearn basic language function and communication skills. 

When you begin working with a therapy partner, they can assess the current capabilities of your program and make strategic recommendations for the suitability of any of the above services.

Experience the Alliance difference

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’re proud to bring more than 50 years of experience to the table in helping hospital leaders better serve their patients through therapy services. We have experience in the full range of therapy disciplines and offer solutions including proprietary software, strategic support and recruiting and development assistance. 

When you contact us, we’ll be glad to help you learn how to receive a thorough assessment of your current program and offerings.

Partnering With an Occupational Therapy Company .....

Three benefits that an occupational therapy contract company can give you

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

Patients have more options than ever before to receive occupational therapy, but if they can receive it while under hospital care, there are a number of specific benefits that can be enjoyed. Like other therapy services, if an occupational therapist can begin to administer care as soon as recovery begins, it can lead to better outcomes, quicker return to daily activities and decreased chances of a costly readmission. 

What’s more, while there are logistical and administrative challenges involved, an occupational therapy program can be a net revenue contributor to your hospital in the right circumstances. One solution that an increasing number of hospital executives are turning to is support from an occupational contract company. By working as a partner to your facility, a dedicated occupational therapy company can provide the support necessary to build a program that exceeds your goals. 

What should you expect from an occupational therapy company? 

By working with a partner to meet your hospital’s occupational therapy needs, you can realize these important and specific benefits:

  1. Reduced overhead Efficient occupational therapy management requires specialized knowledge and dedicated resources. For leaders without a dedicated background in therapy services, the time and effort saved and the efficiency gained by working with a dedicated partner can be significant. 
  2. Increased revenue — Occupational therapy has highly specific documentation and billing practices. Specialized occupational therapy partners have the experience and systems that can help ensure timely reimbursement from payers. 
  3. Regulatory compliance — It’s important to stay compliant with industry standards in a constantly shifting environment. Occupational therapy companies spend all their time staying on top of industry developments, so you don’t have to. 

These are just some of the advantages your facility can gain from partnering with a company for your occupational therapy program. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners will treat you like family 

We understand that hospitals have individual needs that require individualized support — including for occupational therapy. That’s why Alliance Physical Therapy Partners believes in treating our partners the same as you deliver exceptional patient care. 

To learn more about our full range of services, contact us today. We’ll be glad to schedule an assessment of your occupational therapy program and provide recommendations that are right sized for you.

What Is a Contract Occupational Therapy Partner? .....

What is a contract occupational therapy partner?

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

In their role of helping patients in the recovery process learn or relearn the core activities of daily living, occupational therapists provide an important part of patient care. Any occupational therapist will tell you that the sooner this can begin the better, which is why inpatient and outpatient services can be a huge benefit to a hospital. 

However, there are also many operational hurdles that hospital leaders have to overcome to ensure that this key function is provided in line with budgetary and administrative requirements. Occupational therapy programs require highly specialized operational knowledge and practical experience. Contract occupational therapy providers can help hospitals achieve these goals on a more efficient basis. This is especially true for facilities in remote areas with limited budgets, such as critical access hospitals. 

Finding a partner in occupational therapy

There are organizations that act as a partner to hospital leadership and provide support in important areas. This allows administrators to access a wide array of knowledge and resources at a rate that scales to any budget. These services can include: 

  • Scheduling and workflow efficiency
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Charting and billing practices
  • Strategic support and program expansion
  • Staff training and development
  • Management software
  • Recruiting and hiring support

If your hospital wants to deliver the exceptional care that patients deserve, finding an occupational therapy partner that offers individualized support in these areas can help you develop a winning inpatient program. Properly managed, an occupational therapy program can be a source of increased patient satisfaction, efficiency and revenue growth. 

Alliance is a leading partner in occupational therapy services

For decades, Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has been giving hospitals nationwide industry-leading support for inpatient occupational therapy services. We offer unmatched depth of experience, proven systems of work, proprietary therapy management software and a host of other services to help you succeed. Most importantly, we value relationships and believe in treating our partners like family to achieve positive outcomes for your organization and for your patients. 

Ready to learn more? We can provide an in-depth assessment of your program and the strategic recommendations that can work for you. Contact us today.

Occupational Therapy Consultant .....

Can an occupational therapy consultant help your hospital?

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

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.

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. 

Occupational Therapy Consultant Contract .....

Occupational therapy consultant contract — what your hospital should expect

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

By helping patients who have suffered from debilitating injuries or conditions regain the functioning necessary to engage in the activities of daily life, occupational therapy is a key step in the recovery process. And since it is typically a long and difficult process, the sooner it can begin, the better. 

Hospitals looking to deliver the level of service that patients need are increasingly turning to occupational therapy consultants who work on a contract basis. This is especially true of smaller and remotely located facilities, including critical access hospitals in rural areas. To ensure that a quality occupational therapy program is administered on a cost-effective basis, a therapy service consultant can make individualized recommendations that are right-sized to the unique needs of your facility. 

To help you better understand what to expect when you sign an occupational therapy consultant contract, we’re providing the following guide. 

How an occupational therapy consultant can help your hospital

Whether you’re starting your program from scratch or looking to improve an existing one, an occupational therapy consultant can provide insight in the following areas: 

  • Compliance and billing — From documenting services properly to obeying safety regulations, a contract consultant can help you navigate the unique requirements of this field. 
  • Systems of work — Delivering exceptional occupational therapy while staying within tight budgetary guidelines requires efficiency. The right consultant can recommend the workflow solutions to help keep your program streamlined. 
  • Recruiting and hiring — A contract occupational therapy consultant can help hospital executives recruit the highly specialized and often hard-to-find talent needed to deliver this service.

An easy-to-overlook quality that you should also expect from an occupational therapy consultant contract is rapport. Look for an organization that you think your hospital can build a productive partnership with. 

Discover the difference with Alliance

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we specialize in contract therapy services, including occupational therapy. We’ve been in this industry for more than five decades and understand the importance of making individualized recommendations because we know that every hospital is different. Our deeply experienced consultants will be happy to evaluate your current or planned program and make recommendations based on the unique needs of your facility. Want to learn more? Contact our dedicated team today.

Enhancing patient experience .....

Better care with an occupational therapy contract company

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

Patients who have suffered from conditions such as a stroke or an automobile injury need help getting back to regular activities. In some cases, they need to relearn the basic activities of daily life, from meal preparation to getting in and out of vehicles. By providing these essential occupational therapy services to patients staying at your hospital, you can start this process early in the recovery phase, which can have huge benefits for patients. 

This is where an occupational therapy contract company can help your facility. Occupational therapy is a highly specialized field that has many unique needs. With contract therapy, your hospital can leverage the resources and expertise of a large, focused organization whose only mission is to provide these services on a cost-effective basis to facilities like yours. 

Benefits of using an occupational therapy contract company 

While you may think of a specialized program like occupational therapy as an investment in time and resources that is necessary for a high level of patient care, the fact is that a properly managed department can mean reduced costs and increased revenue for your facility. This is because contract services can offer the following benefits: 

  • Access to top talent networks
  • Industry standard training, development and performance management
  • Compliance support to help meet industry regulations
  • Reduced paperwork errors for better payer reimbursements
  • Proprietary health information software for more efficient workflow
  • Strategic planning for the growth of your department and expansion of services

The right occupational contract partner can build a long-term relationship that is growth-oriented and meets the needs of your patients. 

Alliance can provide top-quality occupational therapy services

At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we bring more than 50 years of proven experience to the table. We can help hospitals with contract therapy services that range from physical therapy and rehabilitation to occupational therapy. With a roster of satisfied partners across the United States, we know exactly what it takes to succeed in the modern health care environment. Our commitment is to get to know a facility’s unique needs and then work to deliver individualized solutions. 

To learn more, contact us today. We’re happy to provide an assessment of your current therapy offerings and recommendations for effective solutions.