Revenue & Reimbursement

Advancing the practice of athletic training through revenue and reimbursement.

Find resources to help demonstrate your value and worth through revenue models, improve your understanding of the business of athletic training, or get assistance in seeking reimbursement for athletic training services.  

Billing & Reimbursement

Reimbursement from third party payors is a complex issue. Obtaining reimbursement takes a concerted eff­ort from individual athletic trainers (ATs), employers, referral sources, medical coders, athletic trainer state associations and NATA.  Learn more about successful at billing and reimbursement of athletic training services.

NATA has published Billing and Reimbursement Guidance document to serve as guidance for athletic trainers, employers, and insurers specific to recommended billing and reimbursement practices for athletic trainers who deliver physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) services and desire to seek reimbursement from an insurer for selected services.

Learn more about NATA's Third Party Reimbursement Initiative Matching Grant Program.

Revenue Models

Athletic training revenue models contain information that will help ATs maintain and improve their positions by quantifying their worth to the organization. Currently, revenue models are available for the secondary school and college/university athletic trainer.


The Business of Athletic Training

Gain an understanding of fundamental business concepts to incorporate into your practice. These concepts, though unique to some athletic trainers, are as necessary as learning how to tape. Understanding the business of athletic training will help all ATs throughout their career.



NATA strongly encourages all athletic trainers to get for their NPI.  Having an NPI improves recognition of athletic trainers as health care professionals across all settings.  Apply for your NPI today!



Commonly used terms when discussing revenue, reimbursement, billing and the business of athletic training.


ACO Demonstration Project

In an effort to identify additional qualified providers in the rehabilitative setting in an Accountable Care Organizations (ACO) or Management Services Organization (MSO), the NATA introduces this ACO/MSO Demonstration Project to validate ATs as effective clinicians in this setting providing rehabilitative services to patients who have musculoskeletal injuries and/or illnesses.

ACO Demonstration Project RFP (pdf)