Outpatient physical therapy programs are often overlooked in the hospital. However, there are several opportunities to increase access to care for patients and increase revenue for the hospital in outpatient therapy. Believe it or not, there are still opportunities for charge capture in this area, along with some basic “blocking and tackling” operational issues.
New value-based payment models have changed the way providers deliver therapy to those in need. Specifically, changes to home health therapy payment models leave gaps for patients who do not meet the admission criteria of the other levels of post-acute care. Often overlooked by health systems, outpatient physical therapy programs can be the service that meets the needs of some patients whose therapy needs are not met under new regulations.
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About the Speaker
John Britt is a Senior Manager with Blue & Co., LLC, who has delivered critical consulting support to leadership and management teams across the country. John has a passion for helping his clients achieve optimal, sustainable results in the areas of revenue cycle, operational efficiency, and organizational alignment. Certified in healthcare’s Lean methodologies, John’s depth of consulting experience includes both small hospitals and large-scale healthcare systems.
John has a background in managing hospital-based rehab services and was the COO of a therapy firm that provided therapy services to multiple hospitals and physician offices. This experience has propelled John to guide over 500 hospitals to improved patient access and satisfaction, and to improved financial outcomes in their therapy services.
Mr. Britt is a member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association and is a frequent contributor to hfm and other HFMA publications. He has co-authored Who Killed Change? with Ken Blanchard, and Who Kidnapped Excellence? with Harry Paul.
The webinar was produced in partnership with WellSky, an organization that delivers software and services to transform an ever-growing range of care services worldwide. Building on a history of excellence and a reputation for quality, WellSky – formerly Mediware Information Systems and Kinnser Software – enables providers to deliver exceptional care, improve operational efficiency, reduce cost, and meet the challenges of their rapidly changing industries.