Utah’s Call For Presentations

Please see the attached call for presentations for Utah’s annual OT conference. More information is available on the their website https://utahotassociation.org/events/ 2017 UOTA Call for Presentations (2)

IOTA Board Nominations Needed

 Attention IOTA members, we are currently seeking nominations for the following board positions: President- Elect Secretary Continuing Education Chair MOT student representative OTA student representative Treasurer Outreach Coordinator COTA representative   If you are a current IOTA member in good standing, and are  interested, in volunteering for one of these positions please send an email

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ISU OTA Program Update April 2017

The OTA program at Idaho State University is up and running. We accepted our first cohort of 16 students in January and we enjoy learning about the great profession of Occupational Therapy along with getting to know each other. The program had a ribbon cutting/open house ceremony to celebrate this great accomplishment on Feb 9th.

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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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ISU SOTA Club Update

Submitted by Jason Balls, IOTA MOTS The Idaho State University MOT SOTA club has had great pleasure to have several opportunities to learn from experts in the field of occupational therapy. Shannon Paulson, an OT with the Pocatello School District. She presented on therapy and service dogs, and emotional-support animals. The club also heard from

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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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