OOTA 2024 Award Nominations:
Award Nominations are OPEN!

A list of all OOTA awards with details about each one can be found HERE. Please note that only OOTA Members may submit nominations. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the OOTA website.

Please send completed nominations forms to Karen Barth by Sunday, June 30, 2024.

Updates from the Spring 2024 AOTA Representative Assembly Meeting

The RA spring meeting was held on April 18, 2024. During the meeting, votes were taken on 11 motions. Voting resulted in 8 motions passing and 3 failing (motions 5, 10, and 11). The failed motions were primarily rejected by the majority because they were viewed as redundant to other policies. In addition, the request for action to explore the entry-level degree failed. The RA, based on practitioner feedback, did not feel it was appropriate to revisit this issue at this time. More information on each of these issues can be accessed by AOTA members using the following link Representative Assembly 2024 Spring Meeting | AOTA.
In addition, a new RA Rep for Ohio is expected to be appointed this June to begin in July. I have appreciated this opportunity to serve the practitioners of Ohio and wish great success to the incoming representative. Please reach out if you have any questions or concerns ([email protected]).
~Rhonda Davis-Cheshire, OTD, MOT, OTR/L




Thank you to everyone who took part in our 2024 Statehouse Day and played a role in meeting and speaking with legislators at the statehouse to advocate for occupational therapy clients and practitioners! 

Calling all Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Students!!

Join us for the OOTA Annual Conference in Columbus, Ohio, as we embark on a transformative journey at the intersection of occupational therapy and community building!

Embrace the power of collaboration, community engagement, and interdisciplinary connections in occupational therapy practice. Let's shape the future together by bridging gaps and forging connections for the betterment of communities.

Get ready to share your insights, experiences, and innovations. Your voice matters, and together, we can create positive change in the world of occupational therapy. Contact [email protected] with questions. 

Save the dates, mark your calendars, and be part of the occupational therapy community's journey towards meaningful connections and positive impact. See you there! #OOTAConference #OccupationalTherapy #ConnectingForChange #CommunityBuilding #OOTA2024


 Legislative Updates

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Ohio Medicaid Rates increased effective January 1, 2024

Please check HERE for a file of current CPT codes and the Medicaid reimbursement rate effective January 1, 2024, as well as the comparison from last year. 

Some sources are hyperlinked in the column headings. Additional information can be found at the Medicaid website: https://medicaid.ohio.gov/about-us/budget.

A few notes to remember:

  • The current column are rates that took effect on 1/1/24; previous column were rates in existence prior to that date
  • Instances where the previous column has ‘NC’ mean that the service was previously a non-covered service
  • Codes that are bundled or not covered by Medicaid are not included on this list.

If you have questions about the rate increase process or the resources included/linked here, please send an email to Danny Hurley.

Click HERE for a copy of our Legislative Priorities for 2023-2024 and the 135th General Assembly.

OOTA Members can access Legislative Updates from every OOTA Board Meeting HERE.