Running an operationally sound hospital — that still provides exceptional patient care — requires particular attention to revenue integrity in the modern environment. Ensuring that your facility receives full reimbursement for the services delivered to patients is more complex than it’s ever been before. For physical therapy, this highly specialized field can come with unique billing management challenges that can begin to take on an outsized role for hospital leadership.
This is why many facilities enlist the support of a dedicated organization with the knowledge and resources to help navigate the reimbursement maze faced by many inpatient physical therapy programs.
Benefits of physical therapy billing support
Instead of using internal time and personnel in a field that often doesn’t match their background and training, the right partner can help your hospital’s physical therapy billing services in the following ways:
- Training and development — By helping your staff understand the documentation and billing practices that properly bill for services rendered to patients, they can put these practices into place on a daily basis.
- Streamlining processes — A partner can help identify systems and workflows that are slowing down billing services and potentially leading to errors.
- Providing proprietary systems — The right therapy management software can increase your billing efficiency while decreasing your overhead.
While knowledge and resources are fundamental, it can be just as important to work with a provider that values relationships and truly believes in developing individualized action plans for each hospital. Taking a one-size-fits-all approach can lead to issues ranging from a lack of staff buy-in to implementing changes that aren’t right for a facility’s size or patient profile. The right partner should place an emphasis on long-term goals and the steps to get your hospital there.
The Alliance difference
At Alliance Physical Therapy Partners, we’re proud to have developed decades-long relationships with hospitals because we treat our partners like family. From billing support to strategic management, we’ll work to understand the challenges facing your program and develop proven solutions for success.
Want to learn more? Contact us today and we can schedule an in-depth assessment of your department to determine the right strategy for you.