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October 2013 - Posts

COTA Thoughts

History of a COTA Salary
October 25, 2013 11:37 AM by Tim Banish
When I began my career as a COTA in 1990 my pay rate was $18,000 per year. Over the next few years as companies began to find the formula for maximizing income from therapy, COTA salaries went up drastically. By 1997 I was earning $54,000 as a program Read More...
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The Future of COTAs
October 18, 2013 1:56 PM by Tim Banish
Healthcare reform, the economic recession, reduced insurance reimbursements, Medicare and Medicaid cutbacks -- how will this affect the future of the COTA? Some people are quite nervous right now, thinking that Obamacare will eliminate the COTA position. Read More...
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More Affordable Care Act Concerns
October 11, 2013 9:22 AM by Tim Banish
As everyone knows by now the initiation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on October 1st did not go very smoothly. Some exchanges failed to open, some were not staffed well, and some had technical problems. Another issue is that many people don't know Read More...
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Keeping Positive
October 4, 2013 9:38 AM by Tim Banish
A COTA's daily routine can be stressful, demanding, and physical. Staying in a positive mood during treatments can be difficult many days, but doing so will make you a better therapist. For the patient that will lead to an optimistic experience and improved Read More...
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It’s That Time of Year
October 1, 2013 9:58 AM by Tim Banish
Are you one who faithfully gets your flu shot every year? Or are you one who had a bad experience once and now won't get a flu shot at all? Over my years as a COTA getting an annual flu shot was for two reasons, one reason was for me not to get sick and Read More...
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