5 Ways to Fight Medicare’s Proposed Cut to Therapy Services


By October 5, join the fight to maintain access to therapy services. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ (CMS’) proposed 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Rule contains a 9% cut to reimbursement for therapy services to offset new increases to the value of office visit evaluation and management codes that primarily benefit primary care physicians.

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2021 SCOTA Annual Conference

                             Where: Virtual Platform

                             When: Various dates and times throughout February 2021

                              How: Please use 2021 Presenter Proposal to access the abstract application

Presentations must be evidence-based and a minimum of 1-contact hour

***Submission deadline is October 15, 2020 ***



Kudos to Sandy Hanebrink, a South Carolina OT that advocated for people with disabilities on a segment of NPR today, 7/22/2020!  She is the Executive Director of Touch the Future, Inc.

Sandy Hanebrink

***Listen to the NPR segment HERE


We want to celebrate the accomplishments of our fellow occupational therapy practitioners! Send your good news to us at 

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Are you a South Carolina practitioner providing OT services through telehealth during the COVID-19 public health emergency?

Do you want to contribute to OT research?

SCOTA, in collaboration with ArizOTA, is enlisting the participation of OTs and OTAs from across the state and in ALL practice areas to gather and share their experiences with providing telehealth during the state emergency. ArizOTA plans to publish its findings to further support current literature on telehealth provision by OT. 

How to Participate:

1. GATHER DATA: Using the data tracker and recipient feedback survey templates provided below, record key information for the clients/patients/students you treat through telehealth during the COVID-19 emergency. You can adjust the template to your specific needs; the most important thing is to keep track of how you are using telehealth and your experiences with it.

2. COMPLETE SURVEY: After gaining IRB approval, ArizOTA will email SCOTA a series of short surveys to gather information regarding practitioners’ experiences with telehealth. SCOTA will forward these surveys to the membership when they become available. The details you record on the data tracker and recipient feedback surveys will help you in completing the surveys.



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AOTA/NBCOT Draft Occupational Therapy Licensure Compact Available for Comment

For the next 10 weeks, the Council of State Governments (CSG) will solicit comments on the draft Occupational Therapy Compact. Information regarding CSG's invitation can be found here. We encourage you to review the materials and provide comments or questions about the compact to CSG is vetting the compact with state licensing boards, state legislators, state legislative staff, state membership organizations, and OT practitioners. The goal is to have a legislative proposal ready for consideration by state legislatures by 2021.

AOTA Resources:

Virtual Advocacy During COVID-19 and Beyond: Best Practices

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COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Update to Temporary Telehealth coverage (4/16/20)


CMS Temporarily Allows OTs to open Medicare Home Health Cases (4/10/2020)


Medicaid Bulletin (3/27/2020)


SCLLR OT Board Coronavirus information 


Occupational Therapists as Essential Personnel (3/19/2020)


AOTA COVID-19 Resources


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