Why an NPI?

The National Provider Identifier (NPI) is a unique 10-digit number that individually identifies all health care providers. Prior to 2004, the primary identifier for health care providers was either a state license number or a unique physician identification number (UPIN). Because different health care providers used various types of identifiers, Medicare required NPIs for all … Read more

District Treasurer Update-February 2016

From your Treasurer…Where Do Your Dues Go? Our members need to understand exactly where their dues go. Here is a breakdown of how your District 5 dues were allocated during the 2015 budget cycle. Category Total NATA Dues Amount that Goes to  District 5 Dues Certified Member $244 $60 Certified Student Member $114 $20 Non-Certified … Read more

District Director Update February 2016

It’s February – Temperatures are Rising and Things are Heating Up with the NATA! Spring is just around the corner, and with spring comes an attitude of newness and promise. Much work has been done this winter to set the stage for new initiatives and a very exciting spring and summer for the athletic training profession. If … Read more

MAATA Members Honored by NATA

The NATA Honors and Awards Committee has released the 2016 recipient list. The following members of District 5 were recognized: NATA Hall of Fame Eric McDonnell – Missouri NATA Most Distinguished Athletic Trainer Award Rick Burkholder – Missouri John Donnell – Missouri Katherine Newsham – Missouri NATA Athletic Trainer Service Award Sara Bjerke – North Dakota … Read more