The Balancing Act: Maximizing Quality Care and Profitability in a Rural Therapy Department

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Thursday, Aug. 8
11 a.m. to Noon

Register on or before Monday, Aug. 5, to ensure delivery of instructional materials.

MHA members — $225
Nonmembers — $275

The webinar registration fee is for one phone line connection. Each additional connection will be charged a registration fee. Get more value by inviting colleagues to join you!

This webinar is being offered at a reduced registration fee to MHA-member hospitals thanks to a generous contribution from the MHA Management Services Corporation.


physical, occupational and speech therapists; rehabilitation managers; and administrators who oversee rehabilitation departments

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Rehabilitation departments normally are profitable, but with decreasing reimbursements and rising costs, therapy programs need to find ways to be more efficient without sacrificing quality care. This webinar will discuss the key indicators within a rural hospital therapy department and share strategies to help grow rehabilitation programs. Attendees will learn how to develop dashboards that can reduce the stresses of management and set clear goals. Tools will be provided to construct incentive plans based on both quality and volume metrics within the therapy department.


At the conclusion of this session, participants will be able to:

  • examine and track key indicators for rural therapy departments by using a dashboard
  • explain how to market strategies in the community and to physicians
  • describe the benefits of outcomes and quality measurement with a third-party administrator
  • develop engagement initiatives for the entire rehabilitation team


Andrew Weides is the co-owner of InSPIRe Rehabilitation and the director of rehabilitation at Phelps Memorial Therapy Center. He has more than 18 years of experience in critical access hospitals and more than 12 years of management experience as director of rehabilitation.