Cost reduction strategies in health care — benefits of working with a therapy services partner

February 2, 2020

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.