Passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act in 2010 mandated reform of the United States’ existing primary care system. As part of this reform, advanced practice models, including the Patient-Centered Medical Home model, expanded, with the goal of increasing the use of interprofessional teams. Integrating occupational therapy was promoted as an opportunity to enhance the value of care provided in these redesigned primary care practices. However, occupational therapy’s presence in primary care is still extremely limited.
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