LATEST NEWS

 

What’s up with Obamacare?

TNOTA Lobbyist John Williams has written a follow up article to last year’s series on the Affordable Care Act. This latest article details the new developments to the ACA as they relate to Occupational Therapists. Read it here.

Masters Student Survey Request

Masters Studen Kierstin Hamlin is conducting a survey about current attitudes and beliefs held by occupational therapy practitioners regarding sexual education and sexual rehabilitation. You can take it here.

Scholarship Opportunity for West District

The West Tennessee Home Builders Association (WESTTNHBA) through the generosity of the Plough Foundation is offering scholarships to Occupational Therapists and other health care related professionals in order to assist them with obtaining Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS) designation. Click here for more information.

East District Meeting

Our next meeting will be November 20, 2014 at 6:30 at  East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Rehab Center. The address is 1025 Childrens Way, Knoxville TN 37922. This office is located off of Westland Drive, Pellissippi Parkway. The speaker will be Cheryl Williams, OTR/L. She will be discussing the role of the Occupational Therapist in Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) for babies and young children. OTs both work in the NICU with positioning, and in the rehab center. NAS is a group of problems that occur in a newborn who has been exposed to addictive drugs while in utero. It is a very serious issue today, and has been reported that an increase of newborns are currently being affected by this in East Tennessee. Please join us to discuss and become more educated on this important topic.

Survey for Ithaca College

Dr. Diane Long and OT graduate students from Ithaca College are completing a study about the development of the clinical reasoning skills in accredited OT programs. We are seeking occupational therapists who have been practicing for five years or less to take our research survey, “Academic Experiences Occupational Therapy Clinicians Perceive as Valuable to Development of Clinical Reasoning.” Our survey can be found at: https://jfe.qualtrics.com/form/SV_eUTgRqEZ5KTJ0pL

If you would like more information about the study, please contact Dr. Diane Long at dlong@ithaca.edu

Legislative Wrap Up for 2014

Tnota’s lobbyist, John Williams, has put together a report detailing the legislation passed in 2014 that affects OT’s. Click here to read it.

Obamacare: The Employer’s Responsibilities

John Williams’ latest article about the Affordable Care Act discusses the insurance responsibilities that will be required of small employers as well as large employers. Click here to read it.

TNOTA Lobbyist John Williams featured in Advance magazine!

Click here to see the full article.

Gov. Haslam declares April Occupation Therapy Month

Read the proclamation here!

Settlement Eases Rules for Some Medicare Patients

Tens of thousands of people with chronic conditions and disabilities may find it easier to qualify for Medicare coverage of potentially costly home health care, skilled nursing home stays and outpatient therapy under policy changes planned by the Obama administration. Read the entire New York Times article.

PAY USING PAYPAL: If you have attempted payment and need to re-try, click here.

ADVERTISE WITH TNOTA: click here

 

  • Upcoming Events

2013 Legislative Day on the Hill

TNOTA Day on the Hill