Blog Posts in Advocacy

July 11, 2016 by JordanG
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UPDATE: H.R. 921 was passed unanimously at the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee full committee markup at 3:40 p.m. CT on July 13. Another huge step for this important piece of legislation! *** The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee...
June 24, 2016 by Beth Sitzler
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As NATA President Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC, addressed the crowd during the NATA General Session and Annual Members’ Meeting, Friday in Baltimore Convention Center, Swing Hall, he announced that the association will launch a new public website, www...
June 23, 2016 by JordanG
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By Beth Sitzler As Kansas City Chiefs Head Athletic Trainer Rick Burkholder, MS, ATC, addressed the NATAPAC Breakfast crowd Thursday, June 23, his message was clear: “You are all leaders in this profession. People are looking to us for direction. We...
October 9, 2015 by JordanG
The NFL Foundation’s AT Grant Initiative launched with a bang in May 2014 when President Barack Obama announced an important new partnership between NATA, the NFL Foundation and the Professional Football Athletic Trainers’ Society (PFATS) during the...
September 16, 2015 by JordanG
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Our Government Affairs team has been working hard to help these three pieces of legislation gain traction. Here are the latest updates on each bill: H.R. 921: The Sports Medicine Licensure Clarity Act H.R. 921 clarifies medical liability rules for...
September 2, 2015 by JordanG
Contributed by the NATA Secondary School Athletic Trainers' Committee Written by Cindy Clivio, MEd, ATC Worried about your budget? Worried about job security? Want a say in legislation that affects you like concussion laws or AED policies? One of...
August 5, 2015 by Todd Christman
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On July 15, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published the Calendar Year 2016 Physician Fee Schedule Proposed Rule. The Proposed Rule includes several clarifications and proposed modifications to the Stark Law regulations...
June 12, 2015 by JordanG
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On April 29, 2015, NATA President Jim Thornton, MA, ATC, CES, and NATA Hall of Famer Ron Courson, ATC, PT, NREMT-I, CSCS, traveled to Washington, D.C. after being invited to participate in a White House Roundtable. The goal of the forum was to build...