Free APTA Webinar Explores Legislative Insights for 2015

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.


Webinar to Focus on Successful PQRS Reporting

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.

AOTA Report Shows Consumers Uninformed About Rehab Benefits Under ACA

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.

Good Shepherd Medical Center Snares 7th Consecutive CARF Accreditation

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.


AOTA 2014 “Hill Day” Set for Sept 15, Registration Deadline Aug 25

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.


AOTA Highlights Key OT Strategies To Improve Older Adult Safety

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.