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AOTA Alerts

Updated September 21, 2016

Elections Nominations: It’s time to nominate yourself or a colleague for AOTA Elections. Learn about the open Association leadership positions and submit a nomination by October 13.

Leadership Development for Managers: If you’re a manager with more than 5 years of OT/OTA experience, you can apply for the AOTA Leadership Development Program for Managers. Apply by October 13.

Hill Day: Participate in AOTA’s Hill Day virtually all week by writing and calling your legislators. 

Member Milestone: AOTA surpassed 60,000 members for the first time in its 100-year history.

Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions (pdf) made by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) at its August 2016 meeting.

Autism Feedback: Provide feedback on systematic reviews about autism to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) by October 3. Ensure that the occupational therapy perspective is a part of the review on sensory challenges and a review of medical therapies for children with autism.

Autism Specialty Conference: Join us for AOTA’s Autism Specialty Conference in Cleveland on September 23 to 24. Register today­—e­­arly rate extended to 9/21!

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

Mentorship for Educators: Want to participate in a mentorship program for OT and OTA educators? Find out about two Education Special Interest Section (EDSIS) pilot programs.

NBCOT Exam Tips: Studying for the NBCOT exam? Get study strategies here and learn about the expanded question bank of AOTA’s NBCOT Exam Prep.

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. 

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.

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