Updated July 29, 2016
Hill Day: Registration is open for AOTA's Hill Day on September 19 in Washington, D.C. Reserve your spot (for free!) by September 4.
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.
Autism Call for Posters: Want to share your autism research or program with colleagues? Submit a poster to present at AOTA’s Specialty Conference: Autism, in Cleveland, OH, from September 23 to 24. Poster deadline is August 7.
Review Documents: Provide feedback by August 5 on official documents under review. Find the documents and links to feedback surveys here.
Leadership podcast: Learn about how AOTA Awards are an opportunity to recognize leadership, during the next OT Leadership Live on August 9 at 8 p.m. ET.
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.
Medicare fraud: Another large takedown of Medicare fraud reported last month is a good reminder to stay vigilant of Medicare and Medicaid fraud and abuse violations. Find resources here.