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Occupational Therapy’s Role in Health Care Reform

Occupational therapy practitioners provide habilitation and rehabilitation services, which are among the essential health benefits of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In addition, occupational therapy’s holistic approach complements the ACA’s focus on wellness and prevention. By focusing on wellness, managing chronic disease, improving function, and supporting  independence, occupational therapy practitioners can help the interprofessional primary care team improve outcomes while decreasing costs.