AOTA Alerts

Updated August 19, 2016

Fieldwork Educators: Advance your skills during one of our upcoming fieldwork educator certificate workshops.

Mental Health: Find out how occupational therapy's role in mental health was once again in the spotlight thanks to AOTA's partnership with the SAMHSA Voice Awards.

Student Challenge: Students can help celebrate the profession's centennial with the Student Centennial Video Challenge

Emerging Payment Models: The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently proposed three new mandatory episode payment models (EPMs). Find out what that means for OT. 

Student Membership: Are all (or most) of the students in your OT or OTA program members of AOTA? The Student Membership Circle recognizes your student membership initiatives. Apply today!  

New Practitioner Pledge: Students can ensure the profession meets its Vision 2025 goals by taking a pledge to stay an active AOTA member for at least the next 5 years.

AJOT Impact Factor: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) achieved its highest ever impact factor.  

New Codes: Why are there new OT evaluation CPT codes? Check out our FAQ. AOTA requests that members review and provide feedback on the new codes and other outpatient therapy policies that were included in a recent Medicare proposal.

AOTA Awards: Nominate a colleague who has made significant contributions to the profession for an AOTA award. Deadline September 13.

New CMS Demonstration Project: Illinois, Florida, Texas, Michigan, and Massachusetts will be part of a 3-year, pre-claims review of home health agency services to avoid Medicare fraud and improper payments.

Reviewers Needed: The Evidence Exchange is a central repository of quality evidence, and we’re looking for individuals to review critically appraised summaries (CAPs) of research articles for the exchange. Applications for this round close on September 16.