College & University Athletic Trainers Committee

Andy Carter, MS, ATC
Senior Associate Athletic Trainer
Division of Sports Medicine
College of William and Mary
P.O. Box 399
Williamsburg, VA  23185
(O)  757-221-2790
jacart@wm.edu




MAATA Spring 2015 Report

Position Description to the CUATC

MAATA Fall Report 2014

MAATA Spring Report 2014

CUATC Report given at the 2013 MAATA Business Meeting

MAATA Spring Report 2013

Minutes from the June 2012 CUATC Meeting

Drug Testing Memo 2012

May 18, 2012
CUATC Report given at the 2012 MAATA Business Meeting

 

Update Spring 2012


The CUATC held a conference call last Tuesday and the following items were on the agenda.  We welcome your input and feedback on these topics.

· Update on mid-year meeting
Possibly Next Year, Finance Committee approved meeting providing that we submit a request, as long as it is pertinent to Vision Quest, for Secondary Schools and CUATC.


· NCAA Division II presentation Charlie Thompson spoke at the NCAA Division II meeting.  He spoke the a group of athletic directors on the difference between healthcare and coverage.  Athletic Trainers provide Healthcare not coverage.  He also discussed the AMICA document, COR Value Model (CVM), and the 10/10 presentations. 

· Update on Inter-Association Task Force On Preventing Sudden Death in Strength and Conditioning Sessions
A focus of not just writing EAPs, but practicing EAPs.  Discussed the importance of education, and value of the 10/10 educational presentations.

CUATC February 2012 Report

· 10/10 Program Update
We discussed The Ten-Ten Presentation project.  Rough drafts have been completed on the first ten modules.  The Educational Modules will be in a Power Point format and will be available by June to educate athletic department staffs on various healthcare issues. 

· Value Model Update Discussed the work that is being done on the CUATC COR Value Model project.  We have completed a first draft for the  introduction, and have a draft of the power point.  We will be refining each during the next several conference calls. 

· The CUATC will now use Dropbox to share file for all our projects.

· Certification of athletic training facilities
The committee has decided to investigate the possibility of an Athletic Training certification or accreditation process for members interested in receiving this status.   Randy Cohen is currently working with the BOC on developing standards for facilities.                                 

· Honors and Awards Update
Received an update from the Honors and Awards subcommittee.  We have a good number of nominations for our CUATC awards.  The nominations will be reviewed, evaluated, and selections made before February 29th.   As a member of the College and University Athletic Trainers' Awards sub-committee, I urge you to nominate a deserving colleague for one of the CUATC awards in the future!

· COR Value Model for the College/University Setting Update

The CVM held a conference call last Thursday.  Below you will find notes from our last meeting, and I have attached a draft of the introduction and power point.  I welcome your feedback and input on this project.  Thanks for your interest in this project.

The group discussed the feedback received from COR and CUATC.  Charlie Thompson was pleased and surprised by the depth of material the group has created.  He was encouraged and encouraging to the group on their quest.  Randy Cohen the incoming chair of CUATC, asked about metrics and tools that members could use to demonstrate their value.

· Kenny Boyd has suggested a comparison of costs for outsourcing services versus the cost if provided by the athletic trainer.  It was suggested that we use an EXCEL format so that members could add or delete cells that pertain to their situation and adjust the costs to the members’ locality. 

· The group discussed the PowerPoint and how it would be used.  It was suggested that the PPT could be used as the introduction to the more complex pdf document.

· The terminology created by the COR terminology group will be used in the introduction, rather than having a separate glossary.

· The committee has several tasks due before our next conference call.

Continue to get feedback from other members

Create “pearls” for the notes section of the PowerPoint

Continue to develop the materials for your section- either add to the PPT file or send Patty Ellis your updates to add to the PDF document.

Patty Ellis added an EXCEL file to DropBox called “Example of Savings”

Add services to your section which can be given a monetary value.  This will be easier for some headings than others. 

CUATA June 2011 Report

During our June meeting the CUATC formed subcommittees to work on the Educational Modules, Think Tank, Athletic Training Service and Facility Accreditation, and the COR Value Model.  The Educational Modules will be in a Power Point format and will be available at the first of the year to educate athletic department staffs on various healthcare issues.  The Think Tank will now be available through social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.  The Committee has decided to investigate the possibility of an Athletic Training certification or accreditation process for members interested in receiving this status.  New member assignments were also made to the CUATC 2011 Specialty Session, and the Honors and Awards subcommittees.  I have been assigned to the Honors and Awards and the COR Value Model.  Please nominate worth individuals for these prestigious awards.  The CUATC Value Model subcommittee joined the August COR Value conference call.  We used the following notes from the CUATC June meeting as an outline for our discussion.  I have been assigned the Cost Containment “bucket” for further exploration.  We welcome your input and feedback on these projects.

Collegiate Value model: Focusing more on the college athletics environment rather than the reimbursement model. 

Focus: Student-Athlete Well-Being and Success

Action: Establish a Value Model for Healthcare Service and Outcomes in College Athletics

Step process:

  1. Establish the perception of value within the athletics department.
  2. Identify role and key metrics.
  3. Measure value of each metric.
  4. Communicate that value to different stakeholders (administrators, parents, student-athlete, HR, risk management, public).

Establish the perception of value within the athletics department:

Develop a value perception baseline for athletic training services through discussions with the (1) Athletics Administration, (2) Team Physician, (3) Human Resources, and (4) Campus Risk Management to answer questions such as:

  • What is the mission of athletics?
  • Where does athletic training fit in?
  • How does HR view you within athletics?
  • How do you connect with campus health services?
  • How do you fit within academic success services?
  • Does an athletic trainer increase or decrease institutional liability?

Identify Role and Key Metrics

1.  Risk Minimization (risk of event to occurrence): PPEs, catastrophic avoidance, injury prevention, counseling intervention referral visits, sport safety (emergency action plans, environmental conditions, facility safety, practice/event coverage), drug use deterrence.

2.  Medical Services:  (patient contacts - athlete visits): (injury evaluations, treatments, rehabilitation and reconditioning, taping/bandaging, cold therapy, counseling); surgeries, PPEs, SCT testing, concussion baselines and follow-up, practice/event coverage, injury prevention programs – functional movement screens, acl prevention, sport specific programs)

3.  Cost Containment:  insurance premiums, HR staff workload costs (staff hours, travel days, total days worked), AMCIA calculation, medical services (PPE, sickle, concussion), fund raising, budget assessment, professional liability insurance), Contracts (hospital/physician services)

4.  Administrative and Ancillary Services:  (staff meetings, hardship waivers, recruiting, fund raising, community service, scheduling, ATOD services – supplement education, student clinical education teaching)

5.  Academic Success: APR, student retention, life skills, ADHD, counseling. 

Measure value of each Metric (how to document):

software,  games lost, lost time scholarships, time loss,  cost of medical service, staff job objectives, staff activities record (hours for each), DT results, counseling center visits, self evaluations, AMCIA, electronic medical records, APR, retention, student/coach surveys, etc.

Communicate the value of the Metrics:

to specific stakeholders through trending and outcome reports designed for the audience (administration; coaches; student-athletes; parents; HR; Risk Management; Public)




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