Tele-Rehabilitation: Interprofessional Policy Principles, Federal and State Priorities
Telehealth Awareness Week 2021 Event
An expert panel during Telehealth Awareness Week representing the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the American Telemedicine Association (ATA). Experts will share interprofessional policy principles, priorities and advocacy initiatives, representing the interests of a diverse multidisciplinary team including over 670,000 rehabilitation services practitioners, assistants and students who provide science-driven, evidence-based practice, to enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest. These national and international professional associations remain committed to working collaboratively to ensure health equity and access to critical rehabilitation services and virtual care, especially for underserved communities. Speakers will discuss telehealth regulations, including state/federal reforms, what actions Congress and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services must take to facilitate the continued advancement of telehealth innovation and transformation of rehabilitation services and to avoid a “telehealth cliff” for therapy services.
Andy Bopp, Senior Legislative Representative, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
David Scala, Senior Specialist, Congressional Affairs, American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Monica Wright, MHA, CPC, CPMA, CPCO, Manager, Coding and Payment Policy, American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
Kyle Zebley, Vice President, Public Policy, American Telemedicine Association (ATA)
Evelyn Terrell, OTD, MHSA, Chair, American Telemedicine Association (ATA) Telerehabilitation Special Interest Group. Director of Telehealth and Special Projects, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital