Legislative and Reimbursement Chair Position

Please help us welcome Jessie Given, COTA/L, to the IOTA Executive Board. Jessie will serve as the Legislative and Reimbursement Chair. We are excited to have her join us! “Hello, I’m Jessie Given! I graduated from Brown Mackie College in 2014. I am a certified occupational therapist assistant and have worked at a pediatric sensory

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New Obstacles in Proposed Rule for Hand Therapists

http://www.aota.org/Advocacy-Policy/Federal-Reg-Affairs/News/2017/obstacles-proposed-rule-hand-therapists.aspx   Occupational therapists and physical therapists have long been exempt from quality and accreditation standards for furnishing and fabricating prosthetics and custom orthotics for Medicare beneficiaries. On January 12, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released a proposed rule (pdf) would lift that exemption. The proposed rule would require OTs and PTs

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