Top 5 list of blogs that we recommend (and also follow ourselves) for all things Occupational Therapy. 1. AOTA's CommunOT Welcome to the American Occupational Therapy Association's blog! Get the latest information and news from AOTA staff here on AOTA's blog....

What is in your OT pockets?

What is in your OT pockets? I love my scrub pockets. They are so useful. Sometimes I almost have more things in my pockets than some of our nurses! Scrub shirt Chest pocket: pen, post-it notes, alcohol prep wipes (for wiping sunglasses, clean-up...
Key points from recent developments this year include: Apple is in talks with private Medicare plans about getting Apple Watches into the hands — or on the wrists — of millions of people over the age of 65. Apple...
With telemedicine becoming more popular, medicare fraud targeting this new area has been on the rise. The caller said he was with Medicare. John Ernest didn’t believe him, said “no” to the brace and hung up. He didn’t give out...
The Washington Post wrote an article titled, "Overzealous in preventing falls, hospitals are producing an ‘epidemic of immobility’ in elderly patients". The content highlighted exactly what has been occurring in my hospital. In just a few days at the Ohio...
"Ransomware forces 3 hospitals to turn away all but the most critical patients" Just yesterday, I experienced my first "technical" barrier to patient care when our chart system prevented us from documenting plan of care. It affected our hospital network...
LA Times wrote a piece titled "Amazon Care may be to healthcare what Amazon Prime is to shopping". Now that is quite a prediction! Amazon currently handles a lot of the Internet's e-commerce, almost 50% at time of writing. Last year,...
Effective 10/1/2019 Under PDPM OT Services daily rate for each patient will be determined at admission by their "categorization" and entered into the MDS (minimum data set) based on: Diagnosis, Primary reason for SNF admission, 4 total: Major...
Hide the cones, hide the rings, and all the preparatory things. AOTA had an interesting post about Cody LaRue, MS, OTR/L, who was inspired to institute a new practice called "Functional Fridays" at his facility in Petersburg, VA. “Our emphasis is...