Welcome to the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association's website!

We are happy you are here! New content for both members and non-members will be added frequently as we continue building our page. After joining, please watch for a "Verification Email." You must verify your email before we can send you your membership card (in a pdf attachment) and welcome letter. Arkansas Medicaid updates are viewable by both members and non members by clicking the "Arkansas Medicaid Updates" link. Updates that were once posted under "Announcements" have been moved to that section. If you have ideas or suggestions about what you would like to see on this page, please let us know. We have a lot of exciting plans in the works and we need your support!


4-13-17 If you are interested in serving on a committee to develop best practice guidelines for school based related service professionals in Arkansas,  please contact info@AROTA.org 

4-10-17 Happy Occupational Therapy Month! In honor of OT month, AROTA will be holding a Central Arkansas meet and greet/networking event hosted by our lobbyists for AROTA members. It will be held on Weds 4-26-17 from 6:00-8:00 at the 1836 club in Little Rock! If you would like to attend, please RSVP by sending an email to info@arota.org. We look forward to seeing you there! The 1836 Club is located at 1406 Cantrell Rd. in Little Rock. http://www.the1836club.com/about/

4-6-17 Under Quick Links check out our video link to watch a video of leaders advocating for Occupational Therapy at AOTA! 

3-16-17 The votes are in! Congratulations to Sonja Buchanan and Justin Brazeal! Sonja will be serving as President Elect and Justin will be your new Vice President.

2-13-17 Below is the link to "Frontline", where you can get more information regarding the updates to MMIS and the upcoming trainings.


2-13-17 Provider Led Managed Care Stakeholder Meetings are held every other Friday. The next meeting is Friday, 2-24-17 at 1:00 at the Easter Seals Training Outreach Center in Little Rock. If you would like to be included on the email thread regarding these meetings, please email David Ivers at divers@mitchellblackstock.com and let him know to add you to the emails regarding these meetings.

12-19-16 Regarding the new OT Evaluation/Re-evaluation CPT codes...Arkansas Medicaid is not ready for us to begin using the new codes. Watch for notifications on the Arkansas Medicaid website in the upcoming months for when to begin using the new codes. For now, continue as you have been until official notice. The new OT CPT codes and descriptors can be found here...http://www.aota.org/Advocacy-Policy/Federal-Reg-Affairs/Coding/evaluation-cpt-codes-descriptors.aspx

12-12-16 Introducing AFMC's new "Review Point" Website...complete online submission for reviews. http://afmc.org/reviewpoint/

12-5-16 Our new Lobbyist is......Congratulations Capitol Partners (Melissa Moody and Gary Dunn)! We look forward to working with you! Thank you to our members for helping make this important and exciting decision!

10-31-16 The Independent Therapy Provider Association of Arkansas has formed. This association is for Providers (OT, PT & ST) who have no affiliation with DDTCS or CHMS facilities and bill Arkansas Medicaid for services. If you are interested in joining, please contact Melinda Lunn. Her email is crosstherapyservices@yahoo.com





General Information

In Arkansas, Occupational Therapy is regulated by the Arkansas State Medical Board. For licensure information, please contact:

Arkansas State Medical Board
1401 West Capitol Avenue, Suite 340
Little Rock, AR 72201-2936
(501) 296-1802     

For the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Pratice Act, please visit:

For the Arkansas OTA change/add supervision form and tracking log, please visit:

Depending upon your practice setting, you may need an NPI (National Provider Identifier). It is free and can be obtained online at:

In order to become a Medicaid Provider in Arkansas, please visit:

Professional Development Unit (PDU) online calculator (converts contact hours and CEUs into PDUs):