Welcome to the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Association's website!

We are happy you are here! Existing members have been merged over and will receive an email with login credentials. If you are joining today, you will receive login instructions following joining. After logging in, click on the "Forum/Message Board" link in the member area. There is a message telling you how to get the most out of the page. Please check back often. New content for both members and non-members will be added frequently as we continue building our page. If you have ideas or suggestions about what you would like to see on this page, please let us know.

Announcements

The votes for Vice President and Secretary are in! Congratulations to Laura McDonald who was elected Vice President and Holly McGovern who was elected Secretary. Congratulations to you both! 

We have an update regarding the revised Medicaid approved evaluation list from our Medicaid Liasion, Angela Traweek.
Since the official notice went out to providers in June with an effective date of May 1, 2016,  many therapists have expressed concerns about being penalized for the use of the PDMS 1 during the months of May and June, 2016.
AFMC is aware of the time lapse in notification to providers and will accommodate the retrospective reviews for evaluations conducted in the months of May and June utilizing the PDMS 1. The remainder of Angela's update can be viewed in the Medicaid update section in the member's area.

Adult Therapists--There is a link to several FREE (AOTA approved) online CEU opportunities in the "Practitioner Corner" section inside the Member's only area of the page.

Pediatric Therapists--The New Medicaid Approved Pediatric Evaluation List is now on the Arkansas Medicaid website. It can be found at: https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/Download/provider/provdocs/Manuals/THERAPY/Transmittals/THERAPY-3-15up.doc

Save the date--October 7th, 2016! Update your itinerary and plan on attending our inaugural 2016 fall conference! Through a full schedule of leadership and educational sessions, attendees will network with fellow professionals and learn from the various research and practice initiatives presented. Headlining the conference will be the first Marian Ross Lectureship, delivered by Dr. Robin E. Bowen, president of Arkansas Tech University and occupational therapy practitioner. More information regarding registration and session details will soon be available; be sure to check back here and by visiting https://uca.edu/ot/. See you there!

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     
https://www.armedicalboard.org/

For the Arkansas OTA change/add supervision form and tracking log, please visit:
http://www.armedicalboard.org/Professionals/pro.aspx?type=4

Depending upon your practice setting, you may need an NPI (National Provider Identifier). It is free and can be obtained online at:
https://nppes.cms.hhs.gov/NPPES/Welcome.do

In order to become a Medicaid Provider in Arkansas, please visit:
https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/provider/logon.aspx

Professional Development Unit (PDU) online calculator (converts contact hours and CEUs into PDUs):
http://www.nbcot.org/pdu-calculator