In their role of helping patients in the recovery process learn or relearn the core activities of daily living, occupational therapists provide an important part of patient care. Any occupational therapist will tell you that the sooner this can begin the better, which is why inpatient and outpatient services can be a huge benefit to a hospital.
However, there are also many operational hurdles that hospital leaders have to overcome to ensure that this key function is provided in line with budgetary and administrative requirements. Occupational therapy programs require highly specialized operational knowledge and practical experience. Contract occupational therapy providers can help hospitals achieve these goals on a more efficient basis. This is especially true for facilities in remote areas with limited budgets, such as critical access hospitals.
Finding a partner in occupational therapy
There are organizations that act as a partner to hospital leadership and provide support in important areas. This allows administrators to access a wide array of knowledge and resources at a rate that scales to any budget. These services can include:
- Scheduling and workflow efficiency
- Regulatory compliance
- Charting and billing practices
- Strategic support and program expansion
- Staff training and development
- Management software
- Recruiting and hiring support
If your hospital wants to deliver the exceptional care that patients deserve, finding an occupational therapy partner that offers individualized support in these areas can help you develop a winning inpatient program. Properly managed, an occupational therapy program can be a source of increased patient satisfaction, efficiency and revenue growth.
Alliance is a leading partner in occupational therapy services
For decades, Alliance Physical Therapy Partners has been giving hospitals nationwide industry-leading support for inpatient occupational therapy services. We offer unmatched depth of experience, proven systems of work, proprietary therapy management software and a host of other services to help you succeed. Most importantly, we value relationships and believe in treating our partners like family to achieve positive outcomes for your organization and for your patients.
Ready to learn more? We can provide an in-depth assessment of your program and the strategic recommendations that can work for you. Contact us today.