AOTA Virtual Hill Day September 20, 2010: Make the Voice of Occupational therapy heard on Capitol Hill
On September 20, 2010 over 320 occupational therapy practitioners and students will be coming to Washington DC to make the voice of occupational therapy heard on Capitol Hill. This unprecedented turnout for AOTA’s Capitol Hill Day signals a continued focus on advocacy and will build on the momentum created by the diligent advocacy by the profession of the last year.
Though you may not be able to join us in person, it is imperative that you help your colleagues here in Washington bring OT into high definition!!! We urge every occupational therapy practitioner and student to contact their representatives on September 20, to help advance the interest of the profession and the patients we serve.
We are focusing our virtual hill day efforts on the Medicare Part B Outpatient Therapy Cap which will go into effect on January 1, 2011 placing an arbitrary annual 1860 cap on occupational therapy services.
To speak up for your clients and profession join AOTA’s advocacy efforts , click here to access additional information on the cap and to customize and send a message to your Members of Congress urging them to take action on the Cap because thousands of Medicare beneficiaries are at risk of losing critical services on January 1, 2011. You can also Call your Members of Congress using the Capitol Switchboard at: (202)224-3121 and tell them Congress needs to act now to address this critical issue before the cap is implemented.