Hospitals today face many challenges in providing quality care to patients. In an era of rising costs, growing patient volumes, new health care trends and ever-tightening budgets, there can be tough decisions to make as you seek to create operational efficiencies without sacrificing patient experience.
Physical therapy and rehabilitation departments have unique needs in terms of staffing, operations, compliance and billing. For some hospitals, it might seem like the budgetary and operational needs of a therapy services don’t scale with the size or location of the facility. In these cases, hospital leadership and administration may start to question whether these services can or should be provided or if they ought to be referring patients off-site.
This is where therapy consulting enters into the picture. Therapy consultants can work with a hospital to help determine the optimal needs for therapy and rehabilitation services. They can then offer solutions to meet these needs that fit a hospital’s operating model and budget.