By helping your patients learn, or relearn, the skills they need to perform the activities of daily life, occupational therapists have a critical role in the rehabilitation process. Whether someone is recovering from a heart attack, stroke, automobile accident or other serious injury, the sooner that occupational therapy can begin, the better.
That's why hospitals recognize the need to deliver occupational therapy in-house while patients are still under their care. Although it is such an important service line, there are a few significant occupational therapy management obstacles that many hospitals are challenged to overcome.
One cost-effective solution to more efficient management is partnering with a contract therapy provider. By leveraging the resources and expertise of a specialized organization, your hospital can improve its occupational therapy program.
How contract therapy can help your occupational therapy management
Managing an occupational therapy unit in a hospital typically brings the following requirements with it:
- Recruiting and hiring qualified and properly credentialed therapists.
- Staying compliant with changing regulatory requirements.
- Properly documenting and coding services to ensure full reimbursement
- Managing performance and ongoing training
- Communicating with other departments to ensure continuity of care
- Strategic planning and marketing
The fact of the matter is that even the largest and most well-funded hospitals can have difficulty achieving these and other requirements for managing an occupational therapy program. By turning to a partner with specialized knowledge and industry expertise, hospitals, particularly smaller and/or more remotely located facilities, can get access to the solutions they need on a cost-effective basis.
Alliance Physical Therapy Partners
We've been helping hospitals across the United States deliver the exceptional care their patients deserve with services that are backed by over 50 years of experience in the physical therapy and occupational therapy sectors. Alliance Physical Therapy Partners can offer you strategic guidance, fully tested systems of work, marketing support, recruiting resources and proprietary software to help you better manage your occupational therapy unit. We're committed to individualized partnerships and helping you find the right level of support for your unique needs and budget.
To better determine how we can assist you, we can perform a full assessment of your current therapy program. Contact us today to learn more.