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Ep 17. Advocacy Initiatives for 2022 with Heather Parsons, VP of Federal Affairs at AOTA

A lot of times, we think that policy is something that happens to us, but today’s guest shares how we have an impact on the policies going to congress. This week on The Amplify OT Podcast, it is my great honor to be joined by my guest Heather Parsons, VP of Federal Affairs at the American Occupational Therapy Association, to talk about advocacy and what’s going to congress this November 2022!

In this episode, Heather shares how she bridged the gap from being a school-based therapist to becoming a deputy chief of staff working in politics and what the federal affairs team does at AOTA to support practitioners and the profession every single day.

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The legislation we cover in this episode includes:

  • The Mental Health Parity Act
  • Telehealth
  • The Lymphodema Bill
  • The Allied Health Workforce Diversity Act
  • Medicare Physicians Fee Schedule
  • OTA Payment Differential/ Supervision (SMART) Act

Use your voice to take action early and often!

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