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September 23-24, 2022

Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH

Hosted by Southwest District


Awards Nominations extended to August 12th!

Click HERE to nominate your colleagues, students, programs, and others for recognition of their hard work and achievements at the 2022 OOTA Conference!


Call for Exhibitors and Advertisers now OPEN!

We would like to invite you to be an exhibitor and/or advertiser and enjoy the social and business networking that being a part of our state conference will provide.  

Advertising opportunities are available as banner ads in our conference app, as well as display of your company's logo at the conference.

Exhibit tables are available and will be located in high traffic areas to allow your representatives convenient access to conference participants. There will two scheduled 45 minute sessions (morning and afternoon) of unopposed exhibit hall time for conference attendees.

Register here today!


Conference registration coming soon...


New AOTA Diverse Leaders Program Opportunity

An opportunity to participate in a new program, the AOTA Diverse Leaders Program, is open and now accepting applications. This 12-month opportunity provides those from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds educational opportunities to develop leadership skills. This program will seat up to seven applicants and all expenses for participants in this program will be paid for by the Sandra Hoskins Legacy Foundation, Inc. If you are interested, please see the website for details. 


Newly Approved Codes from Ohio Department of Medicaid: Advocacy at Work

Last year, concerned members of OOTA determined that CPT Code 96125 (Standardized Cognitive Performance Testing) was not a covered service for occupational therapy under Ohio Medicaid, despite being covered under Medicare, Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation, and many private insurance companies. OOTA worked to advocate for coverage of this code as well as 96127 (Brief Behavioral Assessment) to both be "turned on" under Medicaid so that occupational therapy practitioners could utilize, bill, and be reimbursed for these codes under Medicaid as they are under other payers.

In late February 2022,  we finally received good news from our efforts with the following message from Medicaid:

  • 96125 and 96127 are covered by Ohio Medicaid in hospital settings. 96127 is also covered by Ohio Medicaid on the fee schedule and it is allowed for practitioners of physician services and behavioral health providers.  Going forward, ODM will add this code to the skilled therapy contract for skilled therapists.
  • 96125 which is an assessment performed by a health care professional is not currently listed on the ODM professional fee schedule. Going forward, ODM will also add 96125 to the skilled therapy contract which will allow skilled therapists to bill for this service.

We hope to have these codes ready and available for use through Medicaid by the time the new managed care systems go online on July 1st. For further questions about this issue, you may contact OOTA lobbyist Danny Hurley.

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