AOTA Alerts

Updated June 23, 2017

Upcoming Opportunities

By July 10—Submit an idea for a poster to be a part of AOTA’s first specialty conference on mental health.

By July 15Apply to be a mentor or a participant in the Education Special Interest Section (EDSIS) mentorship program for new OT/OTA Educators or new Academic Fieldwork Coordinators.

More AOTA News

State Advocacy: Adults on Medicaid in Arizona will now have outpatient OT services covered, thanks to advocacy by ArizOTA and AOTA.

Special AJOT Issue: The July/August issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (AJOT) is a special issue on health, well-being, and quality of life.

Evidence Byte: If you work in cancer rehab or with clients with dementia and other neurocognitive disorders, you should check out our new practice guidelines

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. 

Medicare Update: Several programs that test episodic payment for Medicare beneficiaries will be delayed until January 1, 2018

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

Representative Assembly (RA): Read the final report from the Spring 2017 RA Meeting

New AOTA Store: Have you visited AOTA’s Online Store recently? We’ve updated it to improve your shopping experience.

Experiential Learning: An Ad Hoc Committee created by AOTA’s Board recommended greater use of simulation and faculty-led experiences for OT and OTA students. Learn about the review process, read the report, and provide feedback here.

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.