Physical therapy and rehabilitation departments in hospitals face many challenges, from having adequate staffing levels to staying compliant with an ever-changing regulatory landscape. These challenges are typically the same as those faced by other service lines, but due to the unique position of therapy services as an allied health profession, hospital leaders can often face a particular set of hurdles when trying to guide this area.
This is why more and more hospitals are turning to strategic partnerships in the form of working with contract therapy and outsourcing services. Working with a physical therapy strategic partner allows your hospital to leverage the resources and expertise of an organization wholly dedicated to therapy and rehabilitation.
To help you better understand the specific benefits this can offer you, we’re happy to share the following guide we’ve created.
Benefits of working with a strategic partner for physical therapy services
Hospitals come in all sizes and locations, from big-city facilities to critical access hospitals in rural areas. This means that each hospital will have unique strategic needs for physical therapy that need to be assessed. To develop the correct strategy for your hospital, a physical therapy partner should look at the following areas:
- Your staffing needs
- Known compliance issues
- Administrative speed bumps
- Current status of health information and performance management software systems
From there, you can work together to develop a plan to meet the goals of your physical therapy department, including reducing costs, increasing reimbursements and improving patient satisfaction. Identifying problems is only part of a solid strategy. The right strategic partner for your physical therapy needs should also offer you turnkey solutions that can be quickly and easily implemented.
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has helped hospitals across the United States
We’ve been helping hospitals develop effective strategies for their therapy and rehabilitation units for decades and bring more than 50 years of experience to the table. Here’s what just one of our satisfied partners had to say: