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AOTA Alerts

Updated August 7, 2017

Upcoming Opportunities

By August 22—Register for AOTA’s Specialty Conference: Mental Health, to get the early registration rate. Join us in Indianapolis from September 15 to 16.

By August 25—Submit comments using our template letter to let the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services know how potential changes to therapy payments in SNFs could greatly affect you and your clients.

By September 8—Submit motions to the Representative Assembly (RA) by September 8 to be considered for the RA Fall Meeting. 

By September 12Nominate a colleague who has made significant contributions to the profession for an AOTA award.

More AOTA News

Student Membership: Find out what perks your OT or OTA program can get if 75% to 100% of students in your program join AOTA. Learn about the Student Membership Circle

Board Priorities: To support AOTA’s new Vision 2025, the successor to the Centennial Vision, AOTA’s Board of Directors has created a 3-year strategic plan for 2018 to 2020. Read about the Fiscal Year 2018 strategic priorities

Hill Day: Find out if your state will be represented at AOTA’s Centennial Hill Day, on September 25. Our goal is to have representation from all 50 states.

Evidence Byte: Learn how to apply systematic review findings on adults with traumatic brain injury to your practice through AJOT’s Evidence Connections.

Accreditation Actions: See the final accreditation decisions made by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE®) at its June 2017 meeting (pdf).

Award-Winning Advocacy: AOTA and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) won a 2017 ASAE Power of A Silver Award for advocacy work that will improve consumer access to quality occupational therapy; physical therapy; and speech, language, and hearing services.

Medicare Diabetes Program: Medicare is expanding a diabetes prevention program, and we think it’s a great opportunity to demonstrate the value of occupational therapy services.

Member Webinar Series: Our monthly Member Appreciation Plus webinars provide you with practical, professional, and up-to-date information. Members can earn 1 contact hour on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm ET. 

New OT Evaluation Codes: Find all of our educational resources on the new CPT OT evaluation codes, including a new webcast for pediatric clients.

New Practitioner Pledge: Students can ensure the profession meets its Vision 2025 goals by taking a pledge to stay an active AOTA member for at least the next 5 years.