Facilitation of Leadership by Athletic Trainers in the Physician Practice Setting

Leadership comes in many different forms, most of which are not always obvious.  Often times the most obvious leader appears to be the person in charge, however there are several opportunities to serve as a leader from the middle.  This is particularly true in the physician practice setting where athletic trainers are mid-level healthcare providers, but play a…

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Pill Popping Predicament

We have become a pill popping society.  There is a pill for just about anything you can think of; weight loss, pain, inflammation, hormones, the list goes on.  Many of these may be taken by our patients and should become a concern of ours.  If you don’t understand medications, you better take the time to…

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Finding Balance by Tara Soprano MS, LAT, ATC

Recently during an interview with DAT students I was asked how I balance my career, my various committee appointments, and my personal life. “I don’t” I replied. The answer resulted in a brief silence from the group. I went on to explain that work life balance is not something I have right now. That some…

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Becoming an AT in a Non-Traditional Setting by BranDee Gentile, MS, LAT, ATC

Athletic trainers (ATs) have been practicing in various clinical settings for decades; however, the majority of those settings are focused around orthopedics and sports medicine, which makes complete sense. A main focus of an AT’s education is orthopedic evaluation, diagnosis, and rehabilitation making it natural for ATs to lean towards a position within an orthopedic…

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Pay it Forward…AT Style, or Whatever Style You Choose!

We were all students at one time or another, and then have, or will be, taking the leap to transition to practice. These processes are scary, confusing, and intimidating (just ask me, I not too long ago went through both of these things, even at the same time!). But, those feelings can be greatly mitigated…

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ATPPS Letter to CMS on DME Ruling – New Product Categories

The Board of the ATPPS wanted to notify the membership of a CMS proposal that could have implications on your facility.  ATPPS has submitted a comment to CMS asking for a longer comment period as the current comment period is only about a month long, significantly less than the standard comment period. Our letter can…

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Final CMS Ruling/Provisions for CY 2019

In September 2018, the ATPPS board, provided public comment on the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) proposed Physician Fee Schedule. The ATPPS full comment can be found in the Member Documents section of our website. CMS has recently released their final ruling and provisions for CY 2019 and include some provisions that may benefit those…

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CMS Open Comment

In September the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) was seeking public comment for new proposed rules. This major proposed rule addresses changes to the Medicare physician fee schedule (PFS) and other Medicare Part B payment policies. These public comment periods do not happen that often. The board of the ATPPS is committed to reviewing all CMS…

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