Occupational Therapy Management

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.

What Is an Occupational Therapy Consultant Contract?

What is an occupational therapy consultant contract?

By | Blog, Occupational Therapy Management

By helping patients learn and relearn essential skills needed to perform daily activities, occupational therapy is a critical step in the recovery process for many conditions, from a stroke to traumatic injury. Because it is such a specialized field, many hospitals turn to partners and organizations with a dedicated focus on therapy services, including occupational therapy. 

Whether a facility is starting or growing an occupational therapy program, working with a consultant can provide valuable insight into the areas that hospital leadership can focus on while providing practical solutions to achieve their goals. To give you a better understanding of what to expect, we’ve created the following guide to what an occupational therapy consultant contract can potentially cover for your hospital. 

What aspects of service can an occupational therapy consultant contract cover? 

Occupational therapy consultants should provide services that are customized to the individual needs of each hospital, so each contract will be different. For example, a facility looking to build a program from the ground up will have different needs than one that is looking to streamline or grow an existing department. 

For most clients, an occupational therapy consultant will generally evaluate and make recommendations in the following areas: 

  • Staffing needs — How many occupational therapists does this facility need, and what kind of background and experience should they have based on the patient profile? 
  • Operational needs — Are there improvements that can be made to how services are performed and documented? For a new program, what are the best workflows and performance management systems for this hospital?
  • Strategic and marketing needs — What range of services should be offered, and is there opportunity for expansion in existing programs? How do you communicate internally and externally so patients and staff alike are knowledgeable and informed about your occupational therapy services? 

The right occupational therapy consultant can help your hospital develop a program that is the best fit for your hospital and is a positive contributor to revenue, operational efficiency and patient satisfaction.  

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can help you grow your occupational therapy program  

We’ve spent over 50 years in the therapy services industry, and we’re passionate about helping our hospital partners achieve their goals while keeping patients as the central focus of care. When you work with us on an occupational therapy consultant contract, you will find a dedicated partner who will seek to understand your unique needs and make recommendations that are scaled correctly for your budget and patients. 

Contact us today and we’ll be happy to help you receive an assessment of your current therapy program.

Hospital physical therapy

Find efficiency with a physical therapy contracting company

By | Blog, Contract Therapy, Occupational Therapy Management

Running a physical therapy unit efficiently is a challenge that many hospitals face today. During a hospital stay, patients can require physical therapy and rehabilitation services for a wide range of reasons, from traumatic injury to recovering from a surgery. And receiving this care in a timely manner can have a positive effect on patient outcomes and experience. However, due to the specialized management needs that therapy departments typically have, hospital leaders can feel pressure delivering the right level of care on a cost-effective basis. 

This is why more and more hospitals are turning to physical therapy contracting companies to achieve efficiency in this important sector. The following information can help you determine if working with a contract provider is the right choice for achieving your operational and patient care goals for your therapy programs. 

How contract physical therapy can help achieve efficiency 

Here are the services a physical therapy contracting company can offer to help streamline operations for hospitals: 

  • Reduced labor costs — Contract therapy creates opportunity to reduce other administrative positions and improve the productivity of your staff. 
  • Performance management — Physical therapy programs can often benefit from the dedicated expertise of a contract provider who can help implement workflow systems that help therapists deliver efficient care and better focus on patient needs. 
  • Compliance and documentation — Physical therapy contracting companies can help hospitals better document services and stay compliant with regulatory updates. 

When seeking a physical therapy contract provider, it’s important to find a partner who can offer a collaborative relationship and provide services at the right scale for your facility. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners offers streamlined and efficient contract services

At Alliance, we bring over 50 years of experience in the physical therapy field to the table. This means decades of collective expertise and proven systems that help hospitals large and small achieve efficiency without sacrificing exceptional patient care. From implementing our proprietary physical therapy EMR software to sharing access to a top-tier recruiting network, our team can create a custom-designed solution to your hospital’s therapy needs. 

Contact us today to learn more. We’re happy to provide an assessment of your current programs and physical therapy needs to better determine how we can help. 

Outsourced Occupational Therapy

What are the benefits of outsourced occupational therapy?

By | Occupational Therapy Management

Most hospitals recognize the importance of providing occupational therapy to patients under their care. After experiencing a serious injury or recovering from surgery, patients need to begin their journey back to normal activity as soon as possible. Having an occupational therapy unit on site allows for a continuity of care that gets patients learning the skills they need from day one. 

The challenge for many hospitals is that there are many unique administrative requirements that come with managing therapeutic services such as occupational therapy. From recruiting and staffing to remaining compliant with specialized regulations, hospital leaders dealing with limited budgets and resources have to face either compromising the level of service or not providing occupational therapy to patients. 

How outsourcing occupational therapy can be a cost effective solution

This is why hospitals are increasingly turning to outsourced occupational therapy services with  contract providers. A dedicated organization can provide a larger scale of expertise and resources that hospitals can leverage. By outsourcing occupational therapy, hospitals can gain the following benefits:

  • Less administrative overhead
  • Access to recruiting and talent networks
  • Industry-specific knowledge on best practices
  • Compliance and billing support for increased revenue

Working with a contract therapy services provider means your hospital administration is able to focus more on your core service lines without sacrificing the quality of this essential step in the recovery process. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners provides occupational therapy outsourcing

Alliance is a leader in the contract therapy services sector and we have over 50 years of experience in this field. We can help you achieve a high level of care in occupational therapy that is in line with the size of your facility and your budgetary needs. To achieve this, Alliance brings the resources and knowledge to develop therapy programs that align with your medical practices and meet the needs of your community and patients. We also offer our partners proprietary workflow and EMR systems as well as access to top talent in the occupational therapy field. 

To learn more, contact us today. Our team can provide an assessment of your current programs and recommendations about which of our services can help your facility. 

occupational therapy management

Occupational therapy management assistance

By | Occupational Therapy Management

By helping your patients learn, or relearn, the skills they need to perform the activities of daily life, occupational therapists have a critical role in the rehabilitation process. Whether someone is recovering from a heart attack, stroke, automobile accident or other serious injury, the sooner that occupational therapy can begin, the better. 

That’s why hospitals recognize the need to deliver occupational therapy in-house while patients are still under their care. Although it is such an important service line, there are a few significant occupational therapy management obstacles that many hospitals are challenged to overcome.

One cost-effective solution to more efficient management is partnering with a contract therapy provider. By leveraging the resources and expertise of a specialized organization, your hospital can improve its occupational therapy program. 

How contract therapy can help your occupational therapy management

Managing an occupational therapy unit in a hospital typically brings the following requirements with it: 

  • Recruiting and hiring qualified and properly credentialed therapists.
  • Staying compliant with changing regulatory requirements.
  • Properly documenting and coding services to ensure full reimbursement
  • Managing performance and ongoing training
  • Communicating with other departments to ensure continuity of care
  • Strategic planning and marketing 

The fact of the matter is that even the largest and most well-funded hospitals can have difficulty achieving these and other requirements for managing an occupational therapy program. By turning to a partner with specialized knowledge and industry expertise, hospitals, particularly smaller and/or more remotely located facilities, can get access to the solutions they need on a cost-effective basis. 

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners  

We’ve been helping hospitals across the United States deliver the exceptional care their patients deserve with services that are backed by over 50 years of experience in the physical therapy and occupational therapy sectors. Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can offer you strategic guidance, fully tested systems of work, marketing support, recruiting resources and proprietary software to help you better manage your occupational therapy unit. We’re committed to individualized partnerships and helping you find the right level of support for your unique needs and budget. 

To better determine how we can assist you, we can perform a full assessment of your current therapy program. Contact us today to learn more.