Hospital Compliance With Deborah Lakin | Podcast | Alliance Physical Therapy Partners

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Upcoming podcast — A Hospital Compliance Conversation with Deborah Lakin

If you’re a hospital leader with any stake in your facility’s therapy services program, then you probably have an understanding of the huge role that compliance plays in its success. While this is true of all service lines, it can be particularly challenging for therapy services, including physical, occupational and speech therapy, due to the unique regulations and operational requirements involved. To better navigate these waters, hospitals can benefit from leveraging the knowledge and experience of experts in the field.

That’s why we’re excited to share that one of Alliance Physical Therapy Partners’ dedicated leaders will be appearing on the Rural Health Leadership Radio podcast hosted by Bill Auxier on February 25, 2020. The wide-ranging conversation will cover topics important to the regulatory landscape for hospitals in the upcoming year with a specific focus on the needs of facilities in rural areas.

About Deborah and her hospital compliance expertise

Deborah Lakin is an occupational therapist who started her career in the Veterans Administration system. Currently, she is vice president of hospital contracts for Alliance Physical Therapy Partners. Deborah is a graduate of Eastern Michigan University, obtaining a Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Business Administration from Webster University, in St. Louis, Missouri. She is proud of her more than 17 years of hospital rehabilitation leadership experience at various hospitals across the country, including critical access hospitals. Deborah has demonstrated success managing both rehabilitation and ancillary services.

Topics you can expect to hear discussed in depth in this interview include:

  • Hospital compliance and best practices for success
  • Choosing rural health care as a focus
  • Definitions of leadership and the need for a people-centric approach
  • How occupational therapy fits into the overall therapy services field
  • How an organization like Alliance can assess the needs of hospital therapy programs and provide custom-tailored solutions

For any hospital, from urban to rural, the information contained in this informative and friendly discussion can be a great first step on your journey to compliance success this year.

Learn more about how Alliance can work for you

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has helped hospitals of all kinds across the country achieve success and positive outcomes with their therapy services programs. With more than 50 years of industry experience, we can work closely with you to understand and identify your unique needs and opportunities and develop a fully customized action plan.

To learn more, contact us today. We’ll help you schedule an in-depth assessment of your program with one of our experts.


Compliance Updates for Therapy in 2020 | Webinar | Alliance Physical Therapy Partners

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In today’s regulatory environment, ensuring that your hospital’s therapy services program stays compliant is more important than ever. In addition to helping you avoid costly penalties and fines, having a strong focus on compliance can improve staff morale, departmental communication, productivity and your reputation in the industry. However, in this highly specialized field, many hospitals are encountering new and unforeseen hurdles to staying fully compliant.

This is where the expertise and resources of an organization with a dedicated focus on compliance in the therapy field can step in. Alliance Physical Therapy Partners will be holding a live webinar in association with the National Rural Health Association (NRHA) on Wednesday, February 12, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. CST. By attending this webinar, you’ll be able to gain key insights into the most important compliance updates for therapy in 2020.

What you need to know to stay compliant in 2020

This webinar will be hosted by Deborah Lakin, OT/L, MBA, Vice President of Hospital Contracts, Tiffany Warden, CPC, CPCO, Clinical Compliance Officer, and Christa Bringas, PT, Auditing and Education Manager for Alliance. The execution of compliance strategies and clinical expertise will further assist hospitals to maintain a strong operational foundation.

As we explore what you’ll need to know for the upcoming year, our compliance experts will be covering these important topics:

  • The need for proprietary EMR systems built to regulatory standards
  • Unit calculation updates
  • Training and education components for 2020
  • Policies and procedures you need to know
  • Accreditation maintenance and finding a partner you can trust

Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has the expertise and experience your program needs

Staying ahead of the compliance curve is not something you need to do alone as a hospital executive. Alliance Physical Therapy Partners brings more than 50 years of industry-leading expertise to the table. We believe in developing strong relationships and treating our partners like family. When you view our webinar, we hope you’ll not only get the information you need but also gain an understanding of the warmth and friendliness that helps set Alliance apart. You can learn more about attending and viewing this webinar here.

We also welcome you to contact us at any time to learn more about the solutions we can provide and how to schedule an assessment of your current program.