Updated June 30, 2015
Therapy Cap: When Congress passed the therapy cap extension earlier this year, improvements were made to the Manual Medical Review process. AOTA met with CMS this month to get guidance on the changes. Read more.
Accreditation: See the final accreditation decisions made by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) at its April 2015 meeting (pdf).
Mental Health: We’re celebrating a mental health advocacy success—occupational therapy is included in the final criteria for programs to expand access to quality mental health services. Read more.
Distinct Value: Learn about the work of an ad hoc committee that created the Distinct Value Statement and what AOTA's plans are for the statement in the near future.
Entry Level Degrees: Read about the work of an ACOTE® task group on entry level degrees for OT and OTA.
Strategic Priorities: AOTA's Board of Directors set the following Centennial Vision priorities for the Association in fiscal year 2016, which runs from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016.
RA Meeting Summary: AOTA's Representative Assembly (RA) met on April 16. Get a summary of that meeting here. At its meeting, the RA adopted the Occupational Therapy Code of Ethics (2015), which replaces the 2010 code. Download the code here (pdf).
Call for Papers: The American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) announces calls for papers for several upcoming special issues.
AOTA Elections: Congratulations to the winners of the AOTA Elections. New terms begin July 1, 2015.
Board Position Statement: AOTA’s Board of Directors issued a position statement to articulate their view that future occupational therapists will need to be doctorally prepared for entry-level practice by 2025. Read about the background and the process moving forward. Pros and Cons table updated September 8, 2014. Schedule for webinars added September 11, 2014. Information on Task Force added November 10, 2014.