American Therapeutic Recreation Association

Policy & Legislation


To actively monitor federal regulations affecting the coverage and reimbursement of the recreational therapy profession. To actively respond on ATRA’s behalf to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), fiscal intermediaries, and quality improvement organization and act as a conduit of information to and from the ATRA membership.

Direction Statement from the Board of Directors

Assist the Board of Directors in developing a plan for regulatory initiatives. Work collaboratively with appropriate teams affecting reimbursement, federal and state legislative teams and treatment networks.   Assure that ATRA members have access to up-to-date coverage information via website, conference presentations and newsletter articles in each edition. Monitor the LTC Coverage and Reimbursement sub-team and represent needs to the Board. Explore alternate structure for this committee.

Coverage Committee Chair:

Tim Passmore

To learn more about coverage:

Coverage of Recreational Therapy
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