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Special Message from AOTA President



January 30, 2014

Dear Colleague,
Worried about payment for OT? Concerned people don’t understand OT? Provide your information to AOTA and be a part of improved and increased recognition of OT!

AOTA is developing a database of practitioners willing to provide critical feedback on changes in policy, payment and coding that affect occupational therapy practice. The information you provide will be used to identify practitioners in various practice areas so we can use your expertise. Be part of the solution and fill out the survey!

The profession of occupational therapy needs your direct and practical knowledge. AOTA is currently working to update many of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Current Procedural Terminology (CPT©) codes. Your participation to determine fair descriptions and values for these codes is absolutely vital to the future of reimbursement for occupational therapy services. New codes will affect your practice every day.

Please take this opportunity to have your voice heard.

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Please complete the very short, 5-minute survey to identify yourself and your practice areas. No personal information will be distributed to a third party. If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy Furniss, AOTA Coding staff, at 240.482.4173 or

After you provide AOTA with your contact and practice information, you will become a candidate to gather additional specific data on CPT© codes through a second survey which will occur later this spring. The information derived from these surveys will be used by Medicare, Medicaid and many other payers and affect how occupational therapy is paid for and understood.

Fill out this first survey to be a part of the future of occupational therapy! I am filling it out and I cannot stress enough the critical importance of your participation in this survey process. Thank you in advance for helping to develop fair reimbursement rates for occupational therapy services. And, thank you for all of the work that you do to help clients access the full benefit of Occupational Therapy: Living Life to its Fullest™.

Ginny Stoffel, PhD, OT, BCMH, FAOTA


Sheltering Sentara AIS VCU School of Allied Health Department of Occupational Therapy Tubcut



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