Calling All OT Innovators!
AOTA would like to know if any occupational therapy programs or individuals are involved in the recently announced Health Care Innovation Challenge. Proposals were due to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Center for Innovation by January 27. The award pool is $1 million. The grants will be targeted to applicants who will implement the most compelling new ideas to deliver better health, improved care and lower costs to people enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, particularly those with the highest health care needs. AOTA wants to track the involvement of occupational therapy in these innovative efforts. If you or your institution or setting has submitted a proposal that includes occupational therapy involvement, please email any information that is available to FAD@aota.org. AOTA will keep the information confidential until grants are awarded at the end of March.