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Important Updates

Arkansas Medicaid set to increase rates April 9, 2023.

Medicare Info for 2023

OT Threshold         $2,230

Targeted Medical Review Threshold                           $3,000

Part B Deductible                 $226

Part A Deductible               $1600

OTA Supervision continues to be allowed via virtual means through the end of 2023 due to the public health emergency.

While we are unaware of any bill to deflect the coming Medicare reductions, we encourage you to contact your legislators to ask for their help.  Even if you are not a clinic owner, these decreases can effect your income as well. We estimate this will impact reimbursement by negative 4%. This on top of the 15% OTA differential that was enacted in 2021 occupational therapy reimbursement has been impacted significantly. The OTA differential also reduced Tricare, Humana, and United Healthcare reimbursement.  For every $100 received from Medicare in 2020, you are now receiving about $81.60 for any care provided by an OTA.  The cost of practicing, just like the cost of living, goes up each year yet reimbursement seems to continually fall.

 

Occupational Therapy Compact Bill 

On January 5, 2023, Representative Aaron Pilkington filed HB1082 also know as the OT Compact Bill.  The bill has been referred to the Public Health, Welfare and Labor Committee.

Arkansas Occupational Therapy Doctorate Schools


Arkansas State University





Arkansas Occupational Therapy Assistant Programs

Arkansas State University





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Registration for

Motivate 2023

Will be Open in March 2023

July 28-29, 2023.

Location TBD

Special Magic Therapy Workshop at Motivate 2023 with Kevin Spencer, PhD and Magician.



Autism Focused Intervention Resources & Modules (AFIRM)

AFIRM Modules are designed to help you learn the step-by-step process of planning for, using, and monitoring an EBP with learners with autism from birth to 22 years of age. Supplemental materials and handouts are available for download. AFIRM is an extension of the National Professional Development Center (NPDC) on ASD. Access to the learning modules and supplemental materials are available to practitioners free of charge. In the spring of 2022, 5 additional modules were added (AAC, Ayres Sensory Integration ®, Behavior Momentum Intervention, Direct Instruction, Music-Mediated Intervention). The modules were developed in partnership with the California Autism Professional Training and Information Network (CAPTAIN) and include a cutting edge, interactive format, as well as opportunities to earn CEUs and CEs.