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The 'value' of certified athletic trainers in Wake County Schools

Things you can't put a price on:

  • Trained medical professionals on site
  • Decrease risk of litigation against school system
  • On site liaison between parent, doctor, and coaches (streamline healthcare)
  • On site evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
  • Higher quality of care for athletes
  • Peace of mind

Sample 2010 - 2011 Wake County High School Athletic Training Statistics

  • Evaluated and treated 339 individual athletes and 443 overall injuries
  • 3,430 treatment visits throughout the year
  • 11,763* individual treatments on these athletes.

* SIMS print out attached detailing individual treatments

If parents were to take their child to physical therapy assuming a $20 co-pay per visit

  • 3,430 (treatment visits) x $20 = $68,600
  • $68,600 in savings to the parents

*This does not include doctor visits, gas, mileage, time off from work, missed classes, emergency room visits, higher co-pays, etc.

These services are provided at no charge at the students/athletes school

Math Time

The average reimbursement rate from insurance for a physical therapy visit is

  • $60 (includes co-pay).*
  • 3,430 (treatment visits) x $60 = $205,800
  • In services provided free to athletes and parents at sample High School.
  • Over 200,000 dollars

*Reimbursement rate acquired from current practicing PT's and clinic owner.

More Math

There are 20 high schools in Wake County

  • $68,600 x 20 = $1,372,000
  • $1,372,800 in co-pays saved by parents

Seeing the value yet?

There's more.....

  • $205,800 x 20 (schools) = $4,116,000
  • In services provided free
  • 4.1 million!!!!
  • 20- Schools
  • 6780- Athletes treated
  • 8860- Injuries treated
  • 68,600- Treatment visits
  • 235,260- Individual treatments performed
  • $1,372,800- In co-pays saved by parents
  • $4,116,000- In services provided free

Now that's some "Value"

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