A physical therapy management plan should be easy to follow and should maximize the profits of a practice, reduce the risks related to liability, manage the impending expenses and provide solutions for the practice administration needs.
Every practice is different and therefore needs a different physical therapy management plan.
Establishing the goals of a physical therapy practice will ensure the practice has a direction to follow. Setting up for contingencies as part of your physical therapy management plan will make sure a practice does not fall on its face if hit with lean times. This is especially necessary during a global economic downturn such as what is happening now.
A physical therapy management plan should be written down and established for all contributing members of the practice staff. Everyone should have an idea of what the practice is going for and what kind of reputation they are trying to exude. A physical therapy management plan weighs heavily on the influx of patients and if the practice is showing colors not conducive to drawing new customers they will not have the money to keep on doing what they love. The physical therapy management plan should have set forth policies, procedures, goals and preferred attitudes. Each staff member should be familiar with the protocol of the practice in order to ensure there are few problems with patients and each other.
A physical therapy management plan will also include instructions on how to help the administration staff keep everything organized as well as suggestions for business operations and how to implement. A smart entrepreneur will incorporate the ideas of employees in order to keep people happy without caving in to every idea put forth.
An effective physical therapy management plan will encourage respect between staff members and the owner of the practice. Knowing how to be stern, but flexible will allow the staff of the practice to keep the bottom line (the best way to help the patients coming in the door) in mind.
Most of the practicing staff has gone to school for physical therapy so they do not need that kind of training, however as part of a physical therapy management plan, they need to know how the basics of the office work. That is to say, they need to know how to handle the physical therapy management software and the hardware they are unfamiliar with, such as billing software or other apparatus they might not have learned to work with or are new at operating.