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COVID-19 Federal Affairs Live Blog

AOTA Federal Affairs has decided to try an experiment in blogging – we will be doing quick updates on what we are seeing, hearing and working on with Congress, on your behalf, so you can see the latest news as we get it. Comments on this live blog are turned off Posted 3-27-20 3:45pm AOTA's...

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An Insider's Guide to AOTA Congressional Activities in 2019: Part 1

Insider's Guide Part 1: Medicare The year 2019 has been a contentious one in politics. Despite the fact that very few bills have been signed into law, there has been Congressional activity, some public and some behind the scenes.This activity will eventually shape laws and policies that will...

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A New Congress Means New Bills: A Legislation Recap from the 115th Congress

As the new Congress is sworn in today, we wanted to take a look back at the work of AOTA Federal Affairs in the previous Congress. Here is a list of some of the major legislation that AOTA supported during the 115th Congress (Jan 2017- Jan 2019) and a summary of some of the outcomes. We will be...

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FAQ on the Medicare Therapy Cap and Repealing the Policy Once and For All

This was originally posted on OT Connections on 2/13/18. Over the years of working on a repeal of the outpatient Medicare therapy cap I have received many questions about the therapy cap, and why its repeal was a priority for AOTA. With the passage of latest Budget bill and the permanent...

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