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  • New Home Health Bill Recognizes OT

    The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., has issued a press release revealing that on Dec. 8, U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Dean Heller (R-NV) introduced the Medicare Home Heath Flexibility Act (S. 2364). This bill would allow home health agencies the flexibility to use the most appropriate skilled rehabilitation ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on December 23, 2015
  • AOTF Announces Research Priorities

    The American Occupational Therapy Foundation (AOTF), Bethesda, Md., issued a press release in late October announcing research priorities to work toward its vision of a vibrant science that builds knowledge to support effective, evidence-based occupational therapy. According to the release, future AOTF research initiatives will address: ● ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on November 5, 2015
  • OT Practitioners Are Headed to Capitol Hill

    The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) just issued a press release this week declaring that hundreds of OT clinicians, educators, and students from across the United States will meet with elected officials Sept. 28 on Capitol Hill. They intend to discuss key legislative issues affecting the profession and the current state ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on September 18, 2015
  • Taking Dad Fishing

    Last weekend, we took Dad fishing - a sport that he has always enjoyed since he was a young boy who fished with his father. In Dad's younger years, he especially enjoyed fishing from a boat, and has fond memories of yearly trips up to the north woods of Minnesota where he and a bunch of his buddies enjoyed a week of rustic ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on July 28, 2015
  • Breakthrough for OTs to Provide Behavioral Health Services

    The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Bethesda, Md., recently issued a press release announcing a major achievement for the profession -- inclusion of occupational therapy in newly established criteria for mental health services. On May 20, the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Agency (SAMHSA) included licensed occupational ...
    Posted to ADVANCE Outlook: OT (Weblog) on July 1, 2015
  • Confidentiality and Healthcare

    I turned on the television last night, to a channel that exclusively plays reruns of popular old shows. I was delighted to see ''The Bob Newhart Show.'' On air from 1972 to 1978, Bob starred in this sitcom as Dr. Bob Hartley, a psychologist with an endearing assortment of quirky patients who appeared on many of the episodes. I loved that show in ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on March 18, 2015
  • Have You Thought About Malpractice and OT?

    In the mid-1980s, I started doing nursing home occupational therapy consulting. Jobs came to me via word-of-mouth and I ultimately built up a comfortable number of clients to provide service to. Some of my clients were in town; others were in neighboring counties. The nature of my work was to visit the facility approximately once a month ...
    Posted to When OTs Wore White Shoes (Weblog) on October 20, 2014
  • Occupational Therapy versus Bureaucracy

    We all know that the hallmark of a great OT is one who is creative, a problem solver and someone who can think outside of the box.  It comes as no surprise that it a great OT might butt heads with a giant bureaucracy, in this case the NYC Department of Education. As told by Jim Dwyer in an Oct 3rd New York Times article: ''This is a story of ...
    Posted to Taking Care of Rehab Business (Weblog) on October 7, 2014
  • Will the FTC Slow Down the Current Medical Merger Mania?

    Many of us remember the merger mania in healthcare that occurred in the 1990's, and how the push toward consolidation that started with hospitals trickled down to the private practice  therapy sector. If we fast forward to 2014, it is readily apparent that the ''urge to merge'' is back.  We see local hospitals in a merger frenzy, and ...
    Posted to Taking Care of Rehab Business (Weblog) on October 1, 2014
  • The Value of Our Time

    It is not a new concept to any health professional that we all spend some time coordinating the care of our patients, whether it is directly or indirectly related to the service we are providing. It is part of our job, part of treating and caring for the whole patient. What is a ''new'' concept is that we may start getting paid for our efforts! ...
    Posted to Taking Care of Rehab Business (Weblog) on September 10, 2014
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