Wonderful news for OT/OTA's in Montana!
Please check the MOTA website for updates during this crisis.
The MT OT board will also be updating their website with important information as well!
On March 20, 2020, Governor Bullock issued a Directive Implementing Executive Orders 2-2020 and 3-2020 to expand access to health care services provided via telehealth. On March 31, 2020, MOTA & AOTA have received confirmation that the Directive and Executive Orders are sufficient authorization for occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants to provide OT services via telehealth during the declared state of emergency due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Updates from CMS (Medicare) payments for telehealth: covid-19-CMS updates.pdf
Please check the MOTA website for updates during this crisis. The MT OT board will also be updating their website with important information as well!
Stay informed, knowledge is power during these uncertain times. There are a lot of resources on the AOTA page for clinicians who have never done telehealth before, it is important for us all to serve our clients to the best of our abilities, no matter what the delivery service platform is during these unprecedented times. If you have telehealth resources that you want to share, please check out the MOTA forum pages as a place to share these.
Now is great time for OT to shine, as we assist people of all ages during these difficult times! Now is also a great time to become a MOTA member, help us continue with our mission to advocate for occupational therapy in our great state!
Thank you all and stay healthy and safe!
Lisa Lowery, MOTA President