This year’s strategy focuses on three areas.
- Building Congressional and Federal agency support
- Legislative objectives
a. Seeking reimbursement under Medicare through the ATEAM bill
b. Leading efforts on key legislative initiatives on athlete safety
c. Ensuring that athletic trainers are fully recognized by the Federal government in all appropriate areas
3. Regulatory objectives
a. Focus on opportunities within the CMS Innovation Center
b. Have an aggressive campaign of comment letters
c. Build personal relationships with CMS staff and other agencies. Get members on advisory panels
d. Monitor the Supreme Court’s consideration of Affordable Care Act.