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!

Announcements

6-26-17 Notes from Today's meeting with AFMC and Medicaid/DDS regarding DMS 640 submission and PA process just added to the Arkansas Medicaid Updates section of this page.

6-20-17  OT, PT & ST Manual Changes effective 7-1-17 http://www.arota.org/images/Update_to_Medicaid_Therapy_OT_PT_ST_Effective_7-1-2017.pdf

6-15-17 MEDICAID UPDATE--Arkansas Medicaid Providers, please read...http://www.arota.org/images/Medicaid_Update_6-15-17.pdf

6-5-17 Please take some time and help our student members with research projects by completing research surveys. See the new link under the "Quick Links" section for Student Surveys/Research.

5-23-17 In order to provide clarity, representatives from AROTA, ArkSHA, and ArPTA met with representatives from Medicaid, DDS and AFMC and had many questions answered. Stakeholder input was provided and we feel that our voices were heard. Not interrupting children's services was discussed and will be addressed. A formal statement outlining the 90 minute rule and PA process will be delivered within 7 business days by Melissa Stone, DDS Director. We have been asked to respect this timeline as the written procedures are being finalized by DDS and AFMC. ** (6-2-17) The official statement from DDS can now be found in the Arkansas Medicaid Update section of this page.

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 

4-6-17 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.

https://www.medicaid.state.ar.us/Provider/frontline.html

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     
https://www.armedicalboard.org/

For the Arkansas Occupational Therapy Pratice Act, please visit:
https://www.armedicalboard.org/professionals/pdf/MPA.pdf

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