The Virtual Amplify Therapy Summit

Shape Policy. Feel Inspired.
Achieve New Heights

July 25-27, 2024

Clarice Grote wearing an Amplify OT Tshirt with pink background

Meet Your Host

Clarice Grote

Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L, is an innovative advocate, Medicare specialist, host of the Amplify OT Podcast, and Founder and CEO of Amplify OT. Amplify OT is dedicated to promoting the profession of occupational therapy and its practitioners through education on health policy, billing, and advocacy. Practitioners, universities, and students use her resources to learn how to navigate the US healthcare system and see the opportunities for OT. 

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The Amplify Therapy Summit unites occupational therapy students, practitioners, faculty, and leaders to learn about and discuss policy and advocacy efforts impacting access to OT, jobs, and reimbursement and identify exciting opportunities for occupational therapy. Amplify OT hosts the event as a platform for meaningful conversation, policy solutions, and education on Medicare and reimbursement.

We know things could be better, but the question is…

What will you do about it?

Together, we can achieve new heights!

An Amplify OT Event

American Occupational Therapy Association Approved Provider
Aspire OT Logo

Aspire OT is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development and an AOTA APP Approved Sponsor. Co-sponsor PD activity approval ID# 09609.

This Blended/Hybrid virtual event is offered at 1.0 CEUs, Introductory level, Professional Issues.

The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.

Who is the Amplify Therapy Summit for?

Students

Faculty

Practitioners

Leaders

aka... YOU!

All are welcome at the Amplify Therapy Summit (even if you aren’t an OT/OTA 😉) This event is about elevating our healthcare system and being the change we want to see. So, if you’ve been looking for inspiration or ideas on how to get involved, this is the event for you! 

Registration is Free!

General admission to the Amplify Therapy Summit is %100 Free!

Step 1: Free Ticket

Two week access to pre-recorded sessions, summit discussion group and events!

Step 2: VIP Explorer Pass

Get the VIP experience with live panels, 5 months of recordings, and an AOTA approved CEs!

Where is the summit?

The Amplify Therapy Summit is 100% virtual! The summit will be hosted on the Amplify OT Membership platform, and any live sessions will be presented via Zoom. 

You can also access the summit on the Amplify OT App, which is available on the Apple App Store.

Amplify Therapy Summit Topics

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three different ways to advocate for occupational therapy. 
  • Describe the impact of reimbursement on occupational therapy service provision.
  • Identify two resources for further policy, billing, or advocacy education.

Reimbursement Cuts

We've seen Medicare payments declining and insurance companies increasing prior auths. Why are we seeing annual cuts and what can we do about it?

OT in Home Health

We've seen a significant decline in the use of OT in home health. So, how do we advocate for patient access? OT is experiencing a crisis, and we need you to take action.

State Advocacy

Learn how to advocate for our scope of practice, supervision laws, and Medicaid coverage! Attend sessions on the practice act, virtual advocacy days, and more.

Productivity

Productivity is a major problem with seemingly no good solution. How can we advocate for better working environments to prevent unethical or illegal activities?

Advocacy Updates

We're facing a new Congress and a Presidential election. What will this mean for OT? Get updates on where we stand with telehealth, mental health coverage, and other national initiatives.

Mental Health Services

Learn how to bill for mental health services when provided by an OT/OTA. What exactly does it mean to be a qualified mental health provider and what can we do to advocate?

Register now for the Amplify Therapy Summit!

Schedule

Get excited because this lineup is incredible! Below you’ll find the summit schedule and access links.

Presentations will all be released at 8am EST each day and available for one week.

Pre-Event – Wednesday, July 24

Event Kickoff

Clarice Grote with Live logo

Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L (Host)
Kick Off Event

6:30pm EST - LIVE
Live Kickoff Call with Panel

Learn how the summit will work and hear from some amazing OT influencers on how they use social media to advocate for OT and how you can too!

Tune in live for special door prizes and announcements!

LIVE Panel: Advocacy in Action! Promoting OT on Social Media

Lindsay DeLong from Equip me OT

Lindsay
EOT Wellness
@equipmeOT

Mandy Chamberlain

Mandy
OT Flourish
@OT.Flourish

Courtney

Courtney
Courtney the OT @Courtney_the_OT

Niccole from Note Ninjas

Niccole
The Note Ninjas
@thenoteninjas

Stephanie from the Note Ninjas

Stephanie
The Note Ninjas
@thenoteninjas

Day 1 – Thursday, July 25

State Advocacy + Mental Health

Halley Read

Occupational Therapy for Mental Health Under Medicaid: The Importance of Advocacy

Halley Read, PhD, OTR/L

Melissa Kimmerling

State Practice Acts: Strategy and Impact

Melissa Kimmerling, Ed,D, MOT, OTR/L

Clarice Grote with Live logo

LIVE @ 2:00pm EST/ 11:00am PST
"I just want to treat the patient. I don't want to worry about the money." Is that possible?

Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L

Building a State-Level Virtual Hill Week: Tips for Grassroots Advocacy

Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTD, OTR, BCPR, MPA, FAOTA, FNAP
Haley Matuszek, OTD, OTR/L
Mary O’Donnell, OT, OTD, MS

LIVE Panel @ 6:30 pm EST
Empowering Change: Panel on OT Advocacy at the State Level

VIP Pass Required
Clarice Grote with Live logo

Moderator: Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L

Panelists (right to left):
Sarah McKinnon, OT, OTD, OTR, BCPR, MPA, FAOTA, FNAP
Haley Matuszek, OTD, OTR/L
Mary O’Donnell, OT, OTD, MS
Melissa Kimmerling, Ed,D, MOT, OTR/L

Live VIP Perk. Sarah, Halley, Molly, and Melissa

Day 2 – Friday July, 26

Federal Advocacy, Home Health, & Productivity

Medicare Part B Updates and Advocacy

Kim Karr, OTR/L, CPHQ, RAC-CT

LIVE @ 1pm EST
Updates on PAC Changes: Breaking Down the SNF Final Rule and HH Proposed Rule

Jennifer Bogenrief, JD

Establishing Advocacy Initiatives for Occupational Therapy

Heather Parsons, MS OT

OT Advocacy within the Home Health Setting

Ciera Whitmore, MOT, OTR/L, COS-C

Ashley Coleman and Ellen

Therapist Burnout, Productivity, and Ethical Implications in Geriatric Settings

Ashley Coleman, OTD, OTR/L & Ellen McLaughlin, Ed.D, OTR/L, FAOTA

Day 3 – Saturday, July 27

Billing & Insurance + Panels

Translating OT’s Value through Documentation: Decoding Medical Necessity & Reimbursement

Becky Finni, DHS, OTR/L, RAC-CT, FAOTA

How to Use Documentation to Advocate for OT

The Note Ninjas & Clarice Grote

LIVE Panels starting @ 12:30 PM EST

VIP Pass Required

LIVE @ 12:30pm EST/ 9:30am PST
Future Directions in Home Health OT: Trends and Insights

Moderator: Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L

Panelists:
Ciera Whitmore, MOT, OTR/L, COS-C
Jennifer Bogenrief, JD

LIVE @ 2:30pm EST/ 12:30pm PST
Impact of Insurance on OT Practice: Advocating for Coverage and Fair Compensation

Moderator: Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L

Panelists:
Becky Finni, DHS, OTR/L, RAC-CT, FAOTA
Alyson Stover, MOT, JD, OTR/L, BCP

LIVE @ 4:30pm EST/ 1:30pm PST
From Burnout to Balance: Advocacy for Realistic Productivity in OT

Clarice Grote with Live logo

Moderator: Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L

Panelists:
Ashley Coleman OTD, OTR/L
Ellen McLaughlin, EdD, OTR/L, FAOTA
Melissa Tilton, OTA, MS, COTA, ROH

Not sure which presentations to attend?
Don’t worry about it! You’ll have one week to watch all pre-recorded events with the general admission ticket.

Watch sessions free for one week.

Need more time plus access to live panels and Q&As?? Get ongoing access in the VIP Explorer Pass. You’ll also get continuing education certificates, pre-taken notes, and VIP access to speakers and hosts!

Clarice Grote wearing an Amplify OT Tshirt with pink background

Clarice Grote, MS, OTR/L

CEO of Amplify OT

Sofie Gilmor

Co-Founder

Jessica Smith

Designer

Testimonials

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Australia
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New York
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Don’t miss a thing!

Don’t miss a single update as we plan this event. Plus have the opportunity to provide your input along the way!

Amplify Therapy Summit FAQ and Info

The Amplify Therapy Summit will take place July 25-27, 2024. Most events will be pre-recorded and can be accessed at any time during the event once released. Live sessions will only be available at the posted times and may or may not be recorded.  

Sessions will take place between 10am EST and 7:30pm EST. The majority of the live sessions wil take place on Saturday, July 27th starting at 10:00am EST.  There will be aproximately 5 sessions per day. 

The Amplify Therapy Summit is FULLY VIRTUAL! Although some elements are live, all attendees will attend virtually.  

You can register at learn.amplifyot.com/summit starting in July. Before the official launch date, you can join the waitlist by visiting the same page. 

General admission and VIP tickets are available when registering. 

General admission to the Amplify Therapy Summit is 100% FREE! 

VIP Tickets are available at $99 for students and $199 for practitioners. Short-term promotions or discounts may be available depending on the time of signup. General admission ticket holders can upgrade to a VIP ticket at any time.

Register for General Admission or VIP Tickets HERE

Learning Objectives:

  • Identify three different ways to advocate for occupational therapy. 
  • Describe the impact of reimbursement on occupational therapy service provision.
  • Identify two resources for further policy, billing, or advocacy education.

We anticipate there will be between 10-15 contact hours available (or 1 to 1.5 CEs). However, only VIP Ticket Holders will be given a certificate of attendance and completion. 

Amplify OT is currently in the application process for AOTA Approval for CEUs for this event. 

Approved Sponsor Contact Information: Aspire OT – info@aspireot.us – www.AspireOTed.com

The Amplify Therapy Summit’s target audience is occupational therapy practitioners and students, healthcare professionals, and individuals interested in learning about health policy or reimbursement. Session topics will predominately focus on adult rehab settings such as acute and post-acute care. 

VIP ticket holders will have until August 11th to complete courses and receive a certificate of completion for the summit. After that date, the courses will be separated into individual certificates. Each course will have a ‘quiz’ after the session asking for feedback. Completion of this quiz will indicate the course was completed. The quiz will be show below the video after the full video has been watched. 

Attendees must complete the final survey and quiz by August 11th  to receive the official summit certificate. A link to this survey will be emailed to all VIP members after the event. 

If you are a general ticket holder (free pass) and need a certificate of attendance for work, please get in touch with us at summit@amplifyot.com, and we will send you a document confirming your registration. 

The timeline and agenda are still in development, so stay tuned! 

Once published, it will be available at amplifytherapysummit.com/agenda

At Amplify OT, we do our best to make our resources accessible. Course transcripts will be available for pre-recorded sessions, and closed captioning will be enabled for live sessions. Participants can also request large font versions of any plain text document. Please note that some documents may not be able to be modified depending due to the design or source. 

If additional accommodations are required, please contact us at summit@amplifyot.com as soon as possible. 

Since this event is mainly asynchronous, we do not anticipate the need to cancel. However, if Amplify OT has to cancel the event, any paid tickets will be refunded within 30 days of the original event date. Individuals who cannot attend the summit may request a refund by emailing summit@amplifyot.com. The refund must be requested before 11:59 pm EST on July 24, 2024.

Refunds will not be issued after the event has started. To learn more about our refund policy, visit our Terms and Conditions Page.

If you have any complaints, please email summit@amplifyot.com. We will acknowledge any complaints within 14 calendar days and do our best to resolve them in a timely manner.

All speakers will have financial and non-financial disclosures identified prior to the event. 

Clarice Grote disclosure: 

Financial – owner of Amplify OT and host of the Amplify Therapy Summit

Non-Financial – Board of Directors for North Carolina Occupational Therapy Association and Ambassador for the American Occupational Therapy Political Action Committee 

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