Advocacy Resources

TNOTA believes that advocacy is critical to maintaining the health and visibility of occupational therapy in Tennessee. Membership in TNOTA supports our efforts to represent occupational therapy in legislative and regulatory affairs and gives a powerful, united voice to occupational therapy practitioners across our state. TNOTA is always working to develop more publicly available resources to enable OT practitioners, educators, and students to better advocate for our profession. If you have a resource you'd like to see, contact [email protected]

 

Advocate for OT telehealth coverage today!

Telehealth is more critical than ever in the age of COVID-19. TNOTA has drafted templates for OT practitioners and students to use to help advocate for government and private insurance coverage of telehealth services.

**Please edit sections highlighted in yellow to customize the template before sending** 

While some insurance providers are covering OT services via telehealth, this varies based on provider rules. TNOTA's advocacy team has compiled a current list of telehealth coverage in Tennessee, updated 3/28/2020. This document includes link to contact insurance providers who have not yet covered telehealth services. This list will be updated as changes are made. 

Download our letter to insurance companies template.

 

TNOTA's Lobbyists: Working for you!

TNOTA employs a lobbying firm that closely monitors legislation and executive orders from our Tennessee government.

Read the latest update from Capitol & 5th Public Strategies.

 

 

 

Find your legislators

To better inform yourself on issues that affect the provision of OT services in Tennessee, find your legislators and see where they stand on issues that impact our profession.

 

Templates

 Letter of Medical Necessity