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In regard to the WVOTA meeting March 8, the OTA lab has moved. We are now on the first floor of Odell Hall. There is parking behind the building and there is an accessible entrance.
WVOTA Meeting Saturday March 8, 2014 University of Charleston-Beckley
10:00-11:00 AOTA motions and items for action
11:00-12:00 WVOTA business meeting
12:00-1:30 Bylaws Committee meeting and board members
Deadline for Spring WVOTA newsletter information March 10
Any member who would like to comment on the proposed bylaws changes phase one, may do so by going to the member forum by February 28.
Dear occupational therapy practitioners,
I am an occupational therapy doctoral student at Tufts University, and I would like to ask for your assistance in conducting research on use of groups in practice. I am investigating occupational therapy practitioners’ current practice and views of group treatment in order to identify supports and benefits of group treatment, to identify future educational needs related to group practice, and to make recommendations to increase group work in occupational therapy practice. I am being guided in this research by Dr. Sharan Schwartzberg, FAOTA, CGP, FAGPA, Professor of Occupational Therapy. Below is a link to the online survey. Your responses will be kept completely confidential. The survey is web-based and your name and/or email address will not be attached to the results in any way. The survey is user-friendly and you should be able to complete it in 20 minutes or less. Take the survey now by following this link: https://tufts.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_7PXHJqRZugljhWd
Please feel free to forward this message to occupational therapy practitioners (in and outside your facility), to help gather multiple perspectives on group practice. I appreciate your assistance and look forward to your responses. Both this email and the study have been approved by Tufts University’s Institutional Review Board. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Higgins at email@example.com or Sharan Schwartzberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time and consideration, Susan M. Higgins, MA, OTR/L
Congress Strips Therapy Cap Repeal from Advancing Legislation.
Take action TODAY before it’s too late. We must not allow this legislation to move forward without addressing the therapy cap. Action in both the House and the Senate may be imminent and we must act quickly to mobilize against last week’s actions.
Recently, legislation that would have reformed Medicare’s provider payment system and fully repealed the therapy cap advanced in the Senate. On February 4th, however, efforts to work out differences between the Senate’s reform bill and the House’s version of the legislation left therapy cap repeal on the cutting room floor. Being left behind now could mean a swift return to a hard cap on outpatient therapy services in 2014 and beyond.
Follow this link to call your elected officials: http://capwiz.com/aota/callalert/index.tt?alertid=63091591 and follow this link to write to them: http://capwiz.com/aota/issues/alert/?alertid=63091456. Demand that the therapy cap be addressed ahead of final action in the House or Senate on the SGR Repeal and Medicare Provider Payment Modernization Act of 2014 (HR 4015). As a trusted health professional and constituent your voice is critical to the debate.
Director of Federal Affairs
A new document has been added to the Meeting Minutes & Reports Page: Meeting Minutes November 2013. Click here to view
A new document has been added to the Meeting Minutes & Reports Page: Treasurer's Report November 2013. Click here to view