OTASA (The Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa) is a non-profit professional organisation representing the interests of occupational therapists and occupational therapy assistants across South Africa.
Our main goal is to further the practice of Occupational Therapy, and we take pride in representing the profession.
OTASA is furthermore dedicated to the advancement of the occupational therapy profession and the improvement of services to the consumer. More
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HPCSA FEES 2017
HPCSA Annual fee of R1423 for 2017/18 is due by
1 April 2017
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Ethical Concerns and Suggestions
In commemorating World Occupational Therapy Day 2017, the World Federation of Occupational Therapists (WFOT) is hosting its annual OT Virtual Exchange (#OTVx17) tomorrow, the 27th October 2017, with the theme: Inform, Inspire and Influence.
This year the OTVx will be an 8-hour interactive online conference with invited speakers including Handicap International who will discuss conflict and emergencies, World Health Organization (WHO) discussing the Assistive Technology/GATE Programme; two keynote speakers, Marleen van Doesburg-Kaijen and Claire Craig from the European Network of Occupational Therapy in Higher Education (ENOTHE) Annual Meeting in Zagreb, Croatia and our WFOT President, Marilyn Pattison.
We are very excited to announce that South Africa will be participating with the following delegates presenting:
· Helen Buchanan
· Lana van Niekerk
· Lebogang Maseko
· Rogini Pillay
· Roshan Galvaan
Please join them live @ 12:00 – 13:00 (Standard South African Time), by clicking on the following link: https://tinyurl.com/vx17Session6
For the full program, please visit http://www.wfot.org/AboutUs/WorldOTDay.aspx
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Dear Fellow OTs
OTASA as well as INSTOPP are very aware of the strain at the moment within the health industry relating to coding structures as well as reimbursement for OT’s. We are embarking on an important coding project to address many of these issues. As a first step, we need to gather the correct CODING RELATED information related to practice coding trends ie clinical codes, ICD10 codes but not related to reimbursement. This is valuable data we need to collate and analyse in order to strengthen our professional representation of OT in the market in terms of role players and funders.
We URGENTLY need your help and endeavour to respect your personal and financial privacy at all times. Please read the letter attached and ask you to sign this letter of permission to collect the relevant data from your practice. This is not for code auditing purposes but to identify common diagnosis groupings, coding trends which will help us consider treatment packages as well as clinical protocols related.
Please feel free to email Haley Norval at email@example.com with any questions.
Please email or scan your signed letter back to the OT Office firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible 7th April 2017.
Thanking you in advance.
OTASA Coding & Procedural committee