In The News

Join us TOMORROW for OT Practitioner and Student Happy Hour at Grist Brewing in Lone Tree

Posted: February 19, 2018

The next OT Practitioner and student Happy Hour hosted by the Occupational Therapy Association of Colorado is Thursday, February 22 at 5PM - 8Pm at Grist Brewing Company, 9535 Park Meadows Dr., Lone Tree, Colorado 80124. Find us on Facebook for details!

Don't miss it!

 

Register NOW: Hill Day – March 7, 2018

Posted: February 19, 2018 

 Register Now!

 

 How a Bill Becomes a Law. (2001). Retrieved from https://leg.colorado.gov/sites/default/files/bill_becomes_law_chart.pdf.

For more information, see the short video here.

 

Don't Miss OTAC's Fitness to Drive Event!

Posted: February 19, 2018

Have you ever worried about a client’s safety once you learn that they are still driving? Have you ever had a client ask you when they could resume driving after an injury or illness? Driving and moving about in the community are important aspects of Living Life To Its Fullest® for many of the people we serve. Occupational therapy practitioners have an important role to play by addressing community mobility as part of our practice, yet too many practitioners report lacking the resources they need or the confidence to say anything to address this essential IADL. The Fitness to Drive Workshop: Driving and Community Mobility from an Occupational Therapy Perspective was developed to bring evidence and resources that respond to the questions that Colorado practitioners have been asking.

This event will provide opportunities to learn from and interact with experts and peers. We are thrilled that Elin Schold Davis, OTR/L, CDRS, FAOTA, Project Coordinator of AOTA’s Older Driver Initiative, will be the Keynote speaker. The AOTA Older Driver Initiative is dedicated to building awareness of occupational therapy’s distinct role in safe mobility and has worked to increase the capacity of occupational therapy programs to address driving as an instrumental activity of daily living. Ms. Schold Davis is AOTA’s national liaison and administrator of the CarFit education program www.Car-Fit.org. Join us and pre-register for our April event here.

 

The Fitness to Drive Workshop is brought to you by the Engage Mobility Initiative with funding by the Colorado Department of Transportation. Please visit https://sites.google.com/site/fitnesstodrivecop/ to learn more about Engage Mobility and the Fitness to Drive community of practice.


Terri Cassidy, OTD, OTR/L, CDRS

 
 

Please Welcome OTAC's Returning Members

Posted: February 19, 2018

This week's renewing member is:

  • Brenda Cummings
  • Emily Miozzi
  • Michelle Moore
  • Patricia Stutz-Tannenbaum
  • Gretchen Vidergar
  • Melissa Weider-Rose

We are glad you are here another year!

Remember, the bigger the number, the bigger the voice. We are excited these members have joined OTAC to let all of our voices be heard. 

OTAC members: View the online membership directory (you must be signed in as a member). Also, search for a member. Not a member? Join us!

 

Therapy Cap Repealed After 20 Years: Message from AOTA President

Posted: February 14, 2018

Advocacy works! On Friday, February 9, the President signed into law a permanent repeal of the cap on Medicare outpatient therapy services. After 20 years, the therapy cap will never again put beneficiaries at risk for being denied essential occupational therapy services. See full article from AOTA here.

However, this law also included provisions that
AOTA did not support.
One of these provisions made changes to the way occupational therapy assistants (OTAs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) are paid under Medicare Part B. Starting in 2022, OTA and PTA services will be paid at 85% of what is paid for services provided by a therapist. See full message from AOTA here.

 
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