AOTA Alerts

Updated July 22, 2016

Hill Day: Registration is open for AOTA's Hill Day on September 19 in Washington, D.C. Reserve your spot (for free!) today

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

New Codes: AOTA requests that members review and provide feedback on new occupational therapy evaluation CPT codes and other outpatient therapy policies that were included in a recent Medicare proposal.

Centennial: We’ll be highlighting significant events and influential persons in occupational therapy’s 100-year history next year when we celebrate the Centennial.Nominate a person or event that you think should be a part of the project. Deadline July 31.

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.

AJOT Reviewers: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) is seeking researchers, scholars, educators, and seasoned practitioners to serve as reviewers for journal submissions. In-depth knowledge of research in emerging practice areas, such as oncology, is desirable. Contact Lori Gage Richards, Editor-in-Chief, at

Temporary License: We've posted a new chart that lists the statutes and regulations regarding temporary licenses and/or limited permits in each state.

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.

Representative Assembly (RA): The RA met in Chicago on April 7 for its Spring meeting. Read a summary of the meeting and the minutes.

Scholarship: Students—apply for the E.K. Wise Scholarship. Deadline May 13.