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All Athletic Trainers Need NPI
ALATA, along with the NATA and SEATA, strongly encourages all Athletic Trainers to register for their National
Provider Identifier number (NPI). This number is extremely important in allowing our profession to become recognized – both in business and in Healthcare. This number is important regardless of the setting worked.

NPPES, National Plan & Provider Enumeration SystemOnce you get your NPI number, it will be yours forever -- no matter where you work. There’s no downside to having an NPI number. Applying for an NPI number is quick, easy and free.

The NPI is a numeric 10 digit identifier, consisting of 9 numbers plus a check-digit in the 10th position. It is accommodated in all standard transactions and contains no embedded information about the healthcare provider that it identifies.

When filling out your application use: Provider Code 22 (Respiratory, Rehabilitative & Restorative Service Providers) and Taxonomy Code 2255A2300X (Athletic Trainer)

To Apply go to:
To view the CMS Background and Application Process Information for Healthcare Providers Viewlet
There is a link to help on the NPPES website and toll free helpline 1-800-465-3203

Thank you for taking the time to be fully prepared and giving a voice to our profession.

Please visit the Alert Center to contact your legislators on issues important to the profession.

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