Want to know what’s the latest news from Capitol Hill? Read the March issue of the Federal Affairs Update.
Read our e-newsletter just for students to find articles, tips, and resources to help you as you start your OT career.
AOTA members can access all articles in the British Journal of Occupational Therapy and Canadian Journal of Occupational Therapy.
Our childhood obesity tip sheet (now also available in Spanish) has suggestions for families to become more healthy—while having fun.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has issued final rules and corresponding fact sheets for Medicare Part A, including the following:
Skilled Nursing Facility
Skilled Nursing Facility Prospective Payment System and Consolidated Billing Final Rule for FY 2015
CMS Fact Sheet: CMS finalizes fiscal year 2015 payment and policy changes for Medicare Skilled Nursing Facilities
Inpatient Psychiatric Facility
Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule for FY 2015
CMS Fact Sheet: Medicare Issues Payment Updates and Policy Changes for Inpatient Psychiatric Facilities
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility
Inpatient Rehabilitation Facility Prospective Payment System Final Rule for FY 2015
CMS Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2015 Payment and Policy Changes for Medicare Inpatient Rehabilitation Facilities
Hospice Wage Index and Payment Rate Update Final Rule for FY 2015
CMS Fact Sheet: CMS finalizes updates to the wage index and payment rates for the Medicare Hospice benefit for fiscal year 2015
Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment Systems Final Rule for FY 2015
CMS Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2015 Policy and Payment Changes for Inpatient Stays in Acute-Care Hospitals and Long-Term Care Hospitals
CMS Fact Sheet: CMS to Improve Quality of Care during Hospital Inpatient Stays
The final rules are effective October 1, 2014. AOTA is currently analyzing the final rules and their implications for occupational therapy – check back soon for more details. Please email your thoughts and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read the items below for details about the rules as they were proposed:
CMS Issues FY 2015 Proposed Rules for Medicare Part A
AOTA Comments on Medicare Part A Proposed Rules for FY 2015
How Will Medicare Regulations Affect Your Practice?