January 24, 2023 ~ The Key to Getting Finger and Partial-Hand Amputees Back to Work

Presented by: Paola Navarro

Northeast Education Outreach Specialist, Naked Prosthetics

District Meeting 6:00 - 6:30 pm

CE Event 6:30 - 7:30 pm

1.0 CE hour

OOTA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $20

This course will be provided via Live Webinar

REGISTER HERE

 Description:

Introduction to the finger and partial-hand amputee community, to include the prevalence and long-term impacts of amputation. Prosthetic solutions will be introduced to include passive, myoelectric and body-driven / Naked Prosthetics.

Objectives:

  • Compare the percentage of finger amputations to that of other upper extremity amputations while recognizing the impact finger amputations have on those affected.
  • Consider potential financial, emotional and physical costs associated with this level of injury/amputation.
  • Identify current prosthetic interventions available.
  • Recognize the important steps to create successful patient outcomes by helping improve prosthetic function and contributing to post-delivery care.


 

January 25, 2023 ~ AquOTic©: A Therapeutic Swim Intervention for Autistic Children

Presented by: Erika Kemp, OTD, OTR/L, BCP 

CE Event 6:30 - 8:00 pm

1.5 CE hours

OOTA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $30

This course will be provided In-Person

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Location: 

Lower Classrooms A & B

Ohio Health McConnell Heart Health Center

3773 Olentangy River Rd

Columbus, OH 43214


Description:

Erika will explain the background of her program, how she has implemented the program, her preliminary research results, present case videos and how this program applies to practice. 

Objectives:

Following this course, attendees will be able to:

  1.  Identify the leading cause of accidental death in autistic children.
  2.  Identify at least two therapeutic uses of the properties of water.
  3.  Verbalize therapeutic ingredients that differentiate this approach from community swim lessons.
  4.  Discuss the benefits of aquatic therapy approaches for families.


Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Athletic Trainers Board

February 9, 2023 ~ Ohio Occupational Therapy Licensure Board: Updates and Ethics

Presented by: Missy Anthony, MPA

Southwest District Meeting 6:00 - 6:30 pm

CE Event 6:30 - 7:45 pm

1.25 CE hour

OOTA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $25

This course will be provided via Live Webinar

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Course Objectives:

  • Learner will identify the current work of the Ohio Licensure Board.
  • Learner will participate and solve occupational therapy ethical dilemmas.
  • Learner will be able to identify elements of the OT Practice Act.

***Meets ethics requirement for Ohio licensure renewal***

About Your Speaker:

Missy Anthony is the current Executive Director of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainers Board. She has been with the OTPTAT Board for five years. Prior to service with the Board, she has worked in many capacities of state government, including for the Ohio House of Representatives, the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Ohio Governor John Kasich. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from The University of Akron and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Ohio University.



February 22, 2023 ~ Rehabilitation SIS Event: Maintenance Therapy and Its Potential Implications for Therapists

Presented by: Sameera Basith, OT

CE Event 6:00 - 7:30 pm

1.5 CE hours

OOTA Members: FREE

Non-Members: $30

This course will be provided In-Person AND via Live Webinar

REGISTER HERE

Location: 

Hoaglin Education Room

Ohio Health Westerville Medical Center

300 Polaris Parkway

Westerville, OH 43082

Description:

This is a presentation by the Rehab SIS discussing maintenance therapy in occupational therapy - when it is to be used, who are potential candidates, and how it differs from other types of therapy.

Objectives:

Following this course, attendees will be able to:

  1. Define "Maintenance Therapy" in a way that can be understood by a variety of audiences,
  2. Explain the difference between "maintenance therapy," "functional maintenance program," and "restorative nursing program," and
  3. Identify potential candidates for maintenance therapy.


  

Ohio Medicaid Managed Care Plans to Launch February 1st

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is making final preparations to launch their new managed care plans, the Next Generation Managed Care Program, on February 1st, 2023. Over the summer, ODM revised the launch of its redesigned managed care program to be phased in during the remainder of 2022. On July 1st, ODM launched a pediatric behavioral health network called OhioRISE; managed by AETNA, this program is expected to serve as many as 60,000 Ohio children with significant mental health issues. On October 1st, ODM launched the single statewide pharmacy benefit manager (SPBM), which is managed by Gainwell Technologies; Medicaid also brought the centralized provider credentialing portal online as well. February 1st will also see the launch of the fiscal intermediary, also managed by Gainwell Technologies.

Under the revised timeline, the new MCOs and provider portal (Ohio Medicaid Enterprise System) will go online on February 1st.

Click HERE for further details about the Managed Care Program changes coming to Medicaid.


 School-Based Survey Results Shared with ODE

Click HERE for further details about OOTA's efforts to share your thoughts with the Ohio School Board.