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COTA Thoughts

COTA Licenses and Registrations
April 18, 2014 10:11 AM by Tim Banish
OK, I'm a bit miffed yet again with how the OT license bureaus operate. As much as I submitted my retirement from the profession to both my state organization and NBCOT (National Board for Certification of Occupational Therapy) I've received renewal notices Read More...
Home Health Assessments
March 7, 2014 9:49 AM by Tim Banish
One question that has always come up is if a COTA is allowed to do a home assessment. I'm not sure if all states have similar regulations, but in Ohio the language regarding this is pretty vague. The perception is that an OTR has to do the home assessment Read More...
How Many COTAs Are Really COTAs?
February 14, 2014 10:48 AM by Tim Banish
Not so many years ago after you finished schooling and passed the national test to become a COTA, that's the title you were given. Then around the mid-90's things changed when credentialing switched to a separate entity. This was done to raise public Read More...
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...
Continuing Education in the Old Days
August 23, 2013 5:47 PM by Tim Banish
So are you one of the ones that hates having to attend yet another long and boring continuing education class? Over my years as a COTA I attended many classes to get Continuing Education Credits (CEUs). Yes some are boring, and repetitious, but it's all Read More...
Time Away
May 16, 2013 12:48 PM by Tim Banish
Hello readers, sorry I've been gone for a while. I had to take a bit of time away from the blog in order to deal with some personal issues. Life is always challenging, and sometimes a break is needed. Sometimes a break is just to refresh your spirit. Read More...
Ethics VS Productivity
January 22, 2013 8:31 PM by Tim Banish
As I've always said, productivity standards can jeopardize our ethical obligation. Trying to maintain productivity on a consistent basis is a tough task, especially with most employers requiring 85% or better. However, faced with the threat of losing Read More...
January 9, 2013 7:50 PM by Tim Banish
This is a topic I've covered before, but I've always wanted to show the emblem I was given after passing my national exam. It was actually enclosed in the envelope with my passing test results. My certification exam was completed under AOTCB (American Read More...