To help therapists maneuver the new regulations set in motion by lawmakers last year, the APTA is offering a webinar free to its members that will share legislative insights for 2015. The webinar is scheduled to begin at 2 pm EST on January 15.
The new group reportedly will be focused on education and issues for physical therapy professionals and students in the field of Assistive Technology/Seating & Wheeled Mobility (AT/SWM).
A November 20 webinar featuring the APTA director of quality will address important details about the Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) that can help clinics avoid a potential 2.0% reduction in Medicare reimbursement.
Essential health benefits provided by qualified health plans under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) are meant to cover rehabilitative and habilitative services. A new report by the American Occupational Therapy Association, however, finds breakdowns are keeping services out of consumers’ reach.
Longview, Texas-headquartered Good Shepherd Medical Center announces it recently received a 3-year accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for its Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital (Adults) program. It is reported as the seventh consecutive Three-Year Accreditation CARF has awarded to the facility.
The ALS Association reports that it has surpassed a total of $10 million in “Ice Bucket” donations.
The American Occupational Therapy Association’s (AOTA) annual “Hill Day” is slated for September 15; potential attendees are invited to join occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy students from across the nation in Washington, DC, to advocate for the profession and communicate the value of occupational therapy.
According to a recent news release issued by the organization, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) and UMB CardPartner have partnered to launch the AOTA affinity Visa Platinum Rewards credit card; AOTA will receive a portion of every dollar that each cardholder charges.
The ALS Association has announced in a recent news release that leaders from academic institutions, non-profit organizations, and pharmaceutical companies are scheduled to meet in Cambridge, Mass, May 19 to discuss biomarkers in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
In a nod to May as Older Americans Month, the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) has spotlighted key strategies put into place by occupational therapy practitioners to reduce fall risk, increase community mobility, and help older adults engage in daily activities.