There are 8.25 Class D CEUs for the Symposium.

Speaker Presentations

2019 WATA Third Party Reimbursement Symposium Speaker Objectives

Joe Greene - Introductions and the NATA Third Party Reimbursement Initiative

Scott Stenger and Mike Van Veghels - WATA Govermental Affairs Strategy

Brian Stamm - From Approval to Implementation - The Payor Persepective

Joe Greene- Best Practices in Payor Advocacy

Insurance Recognition and Athletic Training in Wisconsin Handout

Michael Collins - Employment Considerations and Reimbursement Strategy - Large Corporation

Scott Sell - Employment Considerations and Reimbursement Strategy - Community Health System

Steve Stepp - Employment Considerations and Reimbursement Strategy - Individual and Independent Practice

Scharer - Havens-Mitchell - NATA Web Presence Updates and NATA TPRI Grant Program

Scharer - Havens-Mitchell Handout Packet

Scharer - Havens-Mitchell Handout - TPRI Grant Application

Scharer - Havens-Mitchell - TPRI Matching Grant Program Overview

Darren Lunow - Oklahoma Athletic Trainers' Association - State Structure Development - Oklahoma

Valerie Herzog - State Structure Development - Utah

Steve Allison - Reimbursement Implementation Resources

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In support of the NATA's Third Party Reimbursement Initiative (TPRI), the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers' Association is proud to announce that it will be hosting the 2019 Third Party Reimbursement Symposium. This symposium will be held on November 15th - 16th at the Potawatomi Hotel & Casino in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and will feature NATA leaders, state leaders, third party payer representatives, lobbyists, and others who are leading the way in securing successful third party reimbursement for athletic training services around the country. Athletic trainers interested in third party reimbursement, state association leaders, state governmental affairs and third party reimbursement advocates, as well as athletic training educators are encouraged to attend. Detailed information on the programming will follow in the coming months. 

The 2019 WATA Third Party Reimbursement Symposium is a substantial education and networking component of the Wisconsin Athletic Training Third Party Reimbursement Initiative. It is aimed at advancing the profession within Wisconsin and around the country through increased recognition and support of athletic trainers by third party payors. Please join us for the opportunity to learn about the most current developments and the best practices from the perspective of athletic trainers, employers and payors who are engaged in the process. Our goal is to have wide representation and attendance from across the country for this conference. NATA Leadership will be represented and we hope to have representatives from all 50 states in attendance.

Programming will include: - Early Bird Networking and WATA PAC Event

- The NATA Third Party Reimbursement Initiative : Status Update

- Wisconsin and Federal Governmental Affairs Update

- State Governmental Affairs Strategy Optimization

- From Payor Approval to Implementation: The Payor Perspective

- The Role of the State Insurance Commissioner and State Government

- Networking Social and Dinner - Best Practices in Approaching Payors

- Employer Implementation Considerations: Large Employers, Health Systems and Individual Practices

We hope that you will join us for this important CEU opportunity

Cancellation/Refund Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy: If a pre?registrant cannot attend the symposium for any reason, they may notify the WATA in advance by sending an e?mail to [email protected] and will receive a full refund if notification is on or before October 31st, 2019. After October 31st, refunds will be made minus a $50.00 fee. No refunds will be issued after November 7th, 2019.


$150.00 WATA Member

$190.00 Non-Member Guests

$100.00 Student Registration

Meeting Information

November 14, 2019 1:00 PM CST to November 16, 2019 3:00 PM CST

Potawatomi Hotel
1721 W Canal Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
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