The mission of the MATS Committee on Practice Advancement (COPA) is to advance the profession by seeking recognition and reimbursement by third-party payors as autonomous providers of physical medicine and rehabilitative care.  If you have any questions regarding reimbursement, please contact the committee at

The following insurance companies recognize ATs as autonomous providers of physical medicine and rehabilitative care: 



Committee Members

Bill Shinavier - Chair

Sadie Adado

John Bernal

Wendy Corelli

Robyn Meyers

Mary Miller

Renita Romaniski

Holly Schoonover

Matt Sienkowski

Brindy Skinner

MATS Board Liaison

Mark Stonerock

The Michigan Athletic Trainer’s Society is a professional membership organization for Athletic Trainers (AT), Athletic Training students, and others who seek to advance the profession of Athletic Training in the State of Michigan. Athletic Trainers are recognized as allied health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, clinical evaluation and assessment, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.   

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