Prepare the Future of the Profession to Advocate for OT and Navigate the US Healthcare System with Confidence
Educating the future of the profession is hard…
Let's make it easier!
Feel good knowing you’re easily providing up-to-date information that students actually engage with!
Somehow Congress even seems to move faster than the average textbook.
That’s why when it comes to teaching policy, you want something more dynamic that can be updated in an instant.
Using a web-based resource allows for that dynamic flexibility. I send out consistent emails and updates in our platform to make sure your students have the latest information.
What happens in DC… doesn’t stay in DC.
We know that policy impacts our profession in a HUGE way and that if we don’t learn how to navigate the US healthcare system… we may choose to leave it.
By giving students an understanding of policy and reimbursement, we give them a map for how to navigate difficult clinical scenarios, patient advocacy, and how to investigate new areas of practice or entrepreneurship.
The long and short of it is that advocacy and policy are essential, but staying up to date on them and making the content engaging is challenging.
Here’s what your students can expect to learn with Amplify OT:
- Insurance terms and Medicare types
- Government agencies impacting healthcare
- How to pass a bill
- How OT services are paid for in adult rehab settings
- How to find information on Medicare sites, AOTA, and using search engines
- Current legislation and advocacy initiatives at the federal and state level
- and more!
You shouldn’t have to be up until midnight the night before a class looking for information on Medicare’s new policy (and then losing it again).
Let Amplify OT help you and your students with our innovative and consistently updated resources.
How do we do that? Well… let me show you! ⬇️
Mastering OT Policy and Medicare™
Mastering OT Policy and Medicare is a comprehensive 5-module course included in our Amplify OT platform. It is packed with information students need to know to be prepared for the realities of working in our US healthcare system.
This course is housed in our Amplify OT Membership platform which means your students not only get access to our course, but also to the collective expertise of over 100 other practitioners, students, and faculty.
If that wasn’t good enough, they also gain access to group forums, additional courses, and the ability to access Clarice – an OT, the founder of Amplify OT, and a Medicare specialist. Think of me like your adjunct professor to go! Here to support you and your students!
Students won’t mind utilizing our innovating resources that combine videos with printable resources to accommodate different learners. AND it fits in your pocket!
It is rarely obvious how a policy impacts OT… With Mastering OT Policy and Medicare™ you’re getting policy knowledge tailored to occupational therapy practitioners.
Wave goodbye 👋 to crossing our fingers and hoping information translates to OT or telling students to skip portions of a textbook that are so out of date it’s criminal.
Since we always link to the source, you not only can save time researching, but your students also know where to find additional support in the future and while in your class.
Together, we can help students enter the field prepared to advocate for the profession, their patients, and themselves.
Together – we can prepare your students to be OT Change Agents!
If you’re thinking this, you’re not alone. I heard it as a student and so have 1000s of others. But here’s the problem…
If no one taught those practitioners how their services are paid for, how will they teach their students?
Let’s break the cycle and bust the myth that a fieldwork supervisor will always provide accurate reimbursement information and that our jobs will teach us the ins and outs or insurance or reimbursement (because they don’t).
We can’t risk betting the future of our profession on the knowledge of supervisors and company training.
I never received comprehensive education from my employer on how to bill LEGALLY AND ETHICALLY for my services, and I’m going to guess that you probably didn’t either.
All you have to do is take one quick glance at some of those practitioner Facebook groups to see that misinformation is running wild all over the profession!
So how do we break the trend? By providing students with information not only on how our system works now, but how to find information they need in the future. I don’t want to see one of your students in my messages saying “My program never really prepared me for this stuff.”
If what programs are doing now isn’t always working, how will you do things differently?
No one can deny that the US healthcare system is a beast to navigate. And if we find it difficult… imagine how our patients feel?
If you’re new to the adult rehab world, don’t worry. You are not alone. It’s okay if Medicare isn’t really your thing. It’s my thing 😉 And it takes a village to prepare these OT and OTA students for the realities of clinical practice.
To keep the policy less full of jargon and more full of useful information, I kept my videos short and to the point. They pack in just enough information for the picture to come into focus but not so much that you leave with a headache from information overload.
This program isn’t just for your students, it’s also for you. Each of my courses can save you hours of research! I’ve already done the work of reading the policy, translating it for OT, putting it into videos, AND including all of my sources and information in comprehensive downloadable handouts.
With this program, you and your students gain access to 23 lessons (in the Mastering OT Policy and Medicare Course alone), complete with handouts and resources from CMS, AOTA, and Amplify OT. (Hint: this means no more searching Google for hours to find some policy manual you found and lost last week.)
Picture this… you assign your students a couple of videos to watch before the next lecture with the quiz. And they don’t groan in response because they know that it shouldn’t take them all night to do it. AND they could even do it on their drive to school or while brushing their teeth.
The OT and OTA programs currently use Mastering OT Policy and Medicare and Amplify OT Membership resources to support their policy, leadership, and advocacy courses.
Program use examples:
- Required ‘reading’ to complete before the next lesson
- Assign them the video assigned to their setting where they’ll be going for fieldwork
- As a way to prepare for their state advocacy day
- Preparation for Level 1 and Level 2 fieldworks
- Or video material to decrease in-class time to support flexible schedules as needed.
All of my courses are entirely on-demand videos. Meaning, as long as you have internet, you can access our resources. It’s the textbook that fits in your pocket and updates without you having to lift a finger. This eliminates any challenges trying to find a magic hour where the schedules align for a guest lecture, where we try and fit 100 topics into one hour.
Here’s a quick behind-the-scenes look at the Amplify OT Membership platform – aka what your students will have unlimited access to.
So, what exactly is in the Mastering OT Policy & Medicare Course?
The full course includes 5 modules which are broken down into easy-to-understand lessons. Each on-demand video is about 6-20 minutes in length, depending on the topic. There are approximately 5 hours of video in the course (not including bonus webinars).
**The course is currently being updated so some lesson titles and order of lessons may be changed**
1: Health Insurance
- What is healthcare and health insurance?
- Health insurance terms
- Medicare reimbursement types
- Important players (HHS, CMs, WHO, AMA, etc.)
2: Medicare Reimbursement in Adult Settings
- Long-Term Care Hospital
- Inpatient Rehab Facilities
- Skilled Nursing Facilities
- Home Health
- Hospice/ Palliative
- Section GG
- Quality measurement in Post-Acute Care
- Billing basics
- 15 minutes/ 8-minute rule
- Evaluation Codes
- Unique codes: orthotics, and modifiers
4: Where to Find Information
- Navigating AOTA’s website
- Taking action is easy
- CMS resources
- Always ask for the policy
5: Advocacy and Current Issues Facing Our Practice
- Civics 101 – how Medicare law is made
- Why we advocate
- Federal Advocacy
- State Advocacy
- Home Health OASIS
- Section GG Review
- How to be an OT Advocate
- Skilled Services
- And more!
What Students Learn
What occupational therapy faculty are saying…
“Clarice is incredibly knowledgeable about reimbursement for OT services and stays current with any changes that occur. Her course is a valuable addition to my current curriculum.”
Professor of Occupational TherapyCox College - Springfield, MO
“I’m a teacher, so I really need to have reliable sources. Through Clarice’s Amplify OT and through some of her CEU courses, I’ve been able to get information that is reliable, that I need.”
-Sandy Sanford, MS, COTA/L
OTA Professor at Ozark University Therapy
Access to a Community
The Mastering OT Policy and Medicare course is built into the Amplify OT Membership. This means that students gain access to a community of students, practitioners, and leaders in our field!
They can attend any of the office hours and specialty meet-ups just like any other member. They also have access to me, Clarice Grote, to ask questions. I’m here to support you and your students!
Additionally, students and faculty gain access to our student and faculty corner groups where they can network, ask questions, and collaborate.
Investment in the Future of Our Profession
Pricing is based on the total number of enrolled students. For example, if a program has two cohorts of 40 students each who all need to enrol in the same year, the program would select the 50-100 category.
- 1-50: $1,000
- 50-100: $1,200
- 100-150: $1,400
- 150-200: $1,600
- 200+ : contact me
Price is per student.
- $40/ student for 4 months of access
Your program will be provided with a unique discount code that you can share with students, and then they will sign up on their own. This subscription is auto-renewing.
**pricing is subject to change**
You’re busy, and keeping track of all this information can be challenging. Let’s partner together to help the next generation of occupational therapy practitioners enter the field with the policy knowledge they need!
To see the courses in action, schedule a demo by emailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanks for your interest, and I look forward to the opportunity to work with you and your program!
Yes! Information from this page and other details are laid out in this document which you can download here and share with whoever needs to see it.
Please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any other questions.
An affiliated program is a program that lists Amplify OT as a required or recommended textbook. The program may also be listed as an affiliated school on Amplify OT’s website.
Individual student member discounts are available for affiliated programs. Simply fill out the form below, and I’ll send you an email with the coupon code you can share with your students.
If your program wants to use the Amplify OT Membership as a recommended or required material, it is as easy as the next few steps:
- Fill out this quick form with information on your program.
- We can set up a demo call and/or send you a discount code and link for students to sign up.
- Send the link and code to your students and they can sign up at their leisure.
If your program signs up on behalf of students, then use the below directions:
- Fill out this quick form with information on your program
- We will confirm numbers and information and set up a demo call.
- We will send an invoice and confirm activation date.
- You send us a list of students and their emails and then we’ll activate student subscriptions on the activation date.
Neither – the subscription starts whenever the student signs up as an individual or on the agreed upon “activation date” for programs.
This allows for optimal flexiblity for programs that have unique schedule structures or for programs that want to use our resources for multiple semesters.
If students sign up individually, they maintain access for 4 months. The subscription auto-renews, so it is up to them to manage their membership.
For programs that sign up, student memberships last for one year from the activation date and it does not auto-renew.
Through the Amplify OT Membership, your students gain access to our key course, the Mastering OT Policy and Medicare course. This course is 5 modules with videos lasting on average 5-20 minutes in length. Each lesson has a 5-6 question auto-grading quiz that issues a certificate.
In addition to this program, students have access to all other Amplify OT webinars and courses. They also have access to our community features such as the activity feed, groups and forums, and monthly live meetups and office hours.
Lastly, they have the ability to DM me, Clarice, questions or comments throughout their membership.
Individual semester sign ups: One faculty member is included. It is a 6-month membership that does not auto-renew.
Program membership: Two faculty memberships are included, and each lasts one year.
Faculty memberships are student memberships so CE credits may not be available for all courses.
Students are able to contact Clarice at any time via email or through the direct messaging features in the Amplify OT Membership platform.
Additionally, students and faculty are able to attend the bi-monthly office hours and monthly meetups. It’s as if they have an extra faculty member available!
Yes! Of course we will do our best to ensure satisfaction with our programs. However, if it isn’t a good fit, we are able to offer a refund policy.
Programs who sign up on behalf of students are eligible to receive a 50% refund within the first 30 days of activation. Due to the administrative time and staff required to set up the program, we are unable to offer a 100% refund.
If the memberships are not yet activated, we can offer an 80% refund after the transaction has been completed. This is to account for processing fees which can often be a few hundred dollars.
For individual sign-ups, students have 30-days to request a refund. However, if any quizzes or courses have been completed, a refund will not be issued. The student must not have utilized the materials in any way to receive a refund. This is included in our Terms and Conditions and Refund and Returns Policy.
If you’re considering using the Amplify OT Membership – Student Edition for your course, please fill out the form below and we’d be happy to send you a link for a free trial to peruse the site.
Amplify OT resources were developed with ACOTE standards in mind. We provide comprehensive education on reimbursement, healthcare systems, advocacy, policy, legislation, and more!
We do this through video formats and assess knowledge through multiple choice quiz questions. These quizzes then issue certificates complete with names and scores so you can verify learning.
Amplify OT is currently working on developing a handout identifying how lessons meet ACOTE standards. If you would like a copy of the draft, please send me an email at email@example.com.
However, as always, it is up to the university to ensure they are in compliance with ACOTE standards. Amplify OT cannot guarantee ACOTE will accept any material as acceptable.
Our courses do offer a certificate of completion that you can utilize for your professional development plans and potentially also for state licensure continuing education requirements.
However, we cannot guarantee acceptance by your program, ACOTE, or other governing bodies.
Each lesson has a 5-6 question auto-grading quiz that is predominately made up of multiple choice questions.
Each quiz issues a certificate with the student’s name, date of quiz, time, and score.
For affiliated programs, faculty can easily access real-time student reports 24/7 via the faculty dashboard.
Absolutely! While Amplify OT is my full-time job, I am passionate about providing free resources that are still high value!
Please visit Amplifyot.com/services or use the links below to access our free resources. Students can easily access them by entering their email.
- Free Reimbursement Guide/Playlist
- Free Discharge and Continuum of Care Guide
- Free Home Health Playlist
Amplify OT Members can access these resources and others HERE.
Please feel free to also utilize our free articles and the Amplify OT Podcast to support learning! You can find the Amplify OT Podcast on your favorite podcast app or at amplify or.com/podcast.amplify or.com/podcast.
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