Welcome to the OTAC Practitioners' Center!
OTAC offers many valuable benefits to occupational therapy practitioners. Among those benefits are:
- free billing consultation through Creative Billing Services
- free participation in the Private Practice Network
- free access to Practice Area Transition Guidelines as well as other publications
- free access to the OTAC online membership directory making networking easy and convenient
- discounts to OTAC Annual Conference and Annual Spring Symposium
- Advocacy on your behalf for sensible regulations and fair legislation to ensure effective services for OT clients.
Private Practice Network
Private practice in occupational therapy is very rewarding, but like other OT professionals private practitioners need support and networking opportunities, as well as a voice in professional and association activities.
Click here to learn more about and to join the Private Practice Network.
OTAC offers a variety of resources for the occupational therapy practitioner.
Click here to read the AJOT July Aug 2012 Neurorehabilitation article.
Click here to access the Practice Transition Guidelines.
Click here to access the Mental Health Services Act (Proposition 63) in the State Budget
Click here for Private Practice FAQs
Click here for the Guidelines for OT and PT in Public Schools
Click here to access the Expanding Horisons: Key Facts About the Medi-Cal Program as California Implements Health Care Reform article.
Answers to Your Billing Questions
Have general billing questions? You can get answers at no charge as part of your OTAC member benefits. Should your particular situation be complicated enough to require direct intervention, extensive research, or you simply want her to handle it, you will be required to pay the standard fees for that work.
Contact Corporate Member:
Creative Billing Services
Specializing in Electronic Medical Claims
25422 Trabuco Road, Suite 105-311
Lake Forest, CA 92630
OTAC Code of Ethics
The OTAC Code of Ethics is a public statement of the principles that guide occupational therapy practitioners in maintaining high standards of practice and conduct. With this pledge, OTAC members stand above others. Click here to download the document.
Overview of the OTAC Practice, Ethics, & Reimbursement Committee
The purpose of this Committee is to assure that occupational therapy is a reimbursable service among all applicable payer programs and to provide a communication link regarding practice, ethics, and reimbursement issues affecting occupational therapy in California between OTAC and:
- occupational therapy practitioners
- the California Board of Occupational Therapy (CBOT) and its Practice Committee
- otehr professional organizations and agencies, community agencies and programs, and consumers
General Functions of the OTAC Practice, Ethics, & Reimbursement Committee
General functions of the Committee include:
- identify, analyze, and help resolve practice, ethics, and reimbursement issues
- monitor practice and reimbursement trends in California
- educate third party payers and employers regarding the cost and health benefits of occupational therapy intervention
- identify, develop, interpret, review, and revise documents related to practice, ethics, and reimbursement
- provide a mechanism for exchanging information on practice, ethics, and reimbursement issues at local, state, and national levels
- provide input to CBOT and its Practice Committee as appropriate relative to development, interpretation, and implementation of regulations, and practice, ethics, and reimbursement issues as an advocate and education resource for OTAC
Contact the Committee Chair for more information or to volunteer:
Elizabeth Gomes, MS, OTR/L