Regulatory Comment Letters and Guidance

NATA often comments on proposed rules and regulations that may affect the athletic training profession.  If you would like to view the comments please contact the Government Affairs Department.

Comment Letters

  • Comment Letter: Medicare Program; Revisions to Payment Policies under the Physician Fee Schedule, Clinical Laboratory Fee Schedule & Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2014; CMS-1600-P, 78 Fed. Reg. 43282 (July 19, 2013)
  • Comment Letter: Incentives for Nondiscriminatory Wellness Programs in Group Health Plans RIN 1210-AB55; REG-122707-12; CMS-9979-P77 Fed. Reg. 70619 (Jan. 25, 2013)
  • Comment Letter:  Medicare Program Revisions to Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule, DME Face to Face Encounters, Elimination of the Requirement for Termination of Non-Random Prepayment Complex Medical Review and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2013 77 Fed. Reg. 44722 (July 30, 2012)
  • Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Electronic Health Record Incentive Program – Stage 2 [CMS-0044-P]; RIN 0938-AQ84 (May 3, 2012)
  • Comment Letter: Essential Health Benefits Bulletin of December 16, 2011(Jan. 31, 2012)
  • Comment Letter:Medicare and Medicaid Program; Regulatory Provisions to Promote Program Efficiency, Transparency, and Burden Reduction (Dec.23, 2011)
  • Comment Letter: Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity (Sept. 30, 2011)
  • Comment Letter:Reducing Regulatory Burden; Retrospective Review Under Executive Order 13563 (June 30, 2011)
  • Comment Letter: Medicare Program; Medicare Shared Savings Program: Accountable Care Organizations [CMS–1345–P] (June 6, 2011)
  • Comment Letter:Medicare Program; Request for Information Regarding Accountable Care Organizations and the Medicare Shared Saving Program [CMS-1345-NC] (Dec. 3, 2010)
  • Comment Letter: Medicaid Program; Comments on Legislative Changes to Provide Quality of Care to Children, CMS-2480-NC (Aug. 30, 2010)
  • Comment Letter: Medicare Program; Payment Policies Under the Physician Fee Schedule and Other Revisions to Part B for CY 2011 (CMS-1503-P) (Aug. 24, 2010)
  • Comment Letter: Request for Comments on DHHS Draft Strategic Plan FY 2010-2015 (Aug. 13, 2010)
  • Comment Letter: 2010 SOC Guidelines (July 21, 2008)



  • Guidance: ACA Non-discrimination in health care provision, July 2013
  • Guidance: Health System-based Health Insurers, July 2013
  • Guidance: Health Care Reform Update for Employee Benefit Plans: What the Delay of the Employer Mandate Means for Plan Sponsors, July 2013
  • Guidance: Final Wellness Program Rules: New Requirements Will Likely Require Changes to Outcome-based Programs, June 2013
  • Guidance: Negotiating ACO Participation Agreements, December 2012



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