The Balancing Act: Maximizing Both Quality Care and Profitability in a Rural Therapy Department
Hospital rehab directors in rural settings often don’t have the time or the resources to share ideas with peers in the same industry. They tend to operate in a bubble with little assistance or benchmarks to guide them. It can also be difficult to balance quality care with the financial interests of the hospital. Rehab departments are normally profitable, but with decreasing reimbursements and rising costs therapy departments need to find ways to be more efficient without sacrificing quality care.
We will discuss the key indicators within a rural hospital therapy department and share strategies to help grow your rehab program. We will illustrate how to develop dashboards that can reduce the stresses of management and set clear goals for your team. We will also provide the tools to construct incentive plans based on both quality and volume metrics within the therapy department.