Insurance Company Letter - Patient
I am a policyholder with ____(Insurance Company)____ and I am also an Athletic Trainer. I write to you requesting that Athletic Trainers be added to your company’s list of approved providers. Athletic Trainers are recognized by the American Medical Association as allied health care professionals and have been granted Correct Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes that are specific to this field. These codes are 97005 Athletic Training Evaluation and 97006 Athletic Training Re-evaluation. In addition, we are authorized to use physical medicine (97000 series) codes among others. The services we provide to people include, but are not limited to, emergency care, rehabilitation, injury prevention, and case management. We are regulated in 47 states to provide this type of care. Individuals are referred to us from other health care fields that are currently on your provider list. It is only right that Athletic Trainers be offered similar compensatory privileges as those who refer clients to us. As a health care professional and a policyholder, I feel it is appropriate that I have the opportunity to receive reimbursement for the care I provide in the same manner as would happen if I sought care from another provider. I welcome your questions and am grateful for your attention to my request. Additional information can be obtained from the National Athletic Trainers Association at www.nata.org. Thank you and I look forward to your response.