AOTA Alerts

Updated June 21, 2016

New Practitioners: 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.

Volunteer Opportunity: Ad hoc members are needed to address educational resources in Seating Wheeled Mobility & Complex Rehab Tech—apply by July 1.

Coding: Do you use the whirlpool therapy modalities CPT Code 97022? We’re gathering information about the code and want to hear about your use of this modality. Email

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

Evidence Byte: Work with clients with multiple sclerosis (MS)? A new Evidence Connection article in AJOT can inform and guide your clinical decision making.

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.

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

Medicare Proposals: New proposed rules make it clear that the way Medicare pays for health care will be drastically changing. Read about how the proposals can affect occupational therapy.

Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions that ACOTE® made at its April 2016 meeting (pdf).

AOTA Elections: Congratulations to the 2016 AOTA election winners whose terms of office will begin July 1, 2016.

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