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Donald Deane Doty, Jr., CPO Named ABC President
Donald Deane Doty, Jr., CPO, assumed the role of President of the ABC board of directors on December 1.
ABC Welcomes Three New Board Members; Retires Three
ABC welcomes three new members to its board of directors following the retirement of three members on November 30th.
ABC Creates Pedorthic Exam Candidate Self Assessment Checklist
ABC announces the publication of its new Pedorthic Exam Candidate Self Assessment Checklist.
ABC Publishes Practice Analysis of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians
ABC just released the 2009 Practice Analysis of Orthotic and Prosthetic Technicians.
ABC Fulfills Commitment As CMS Mandatory Accreditation Deadline Passes
ABC Facility Accreditation department tested its mettle with an unprecedented influx of applications and surveys due to the mandatory accreditation imposed by CMS for post-mastectomy, pedorthic and durable medical equipment.
ABC’s June 2010 Clinical Patient Management Examinations Moving to New Location
ABC announces that the June 4-5, 2010 Clinical Patient Management Examinations will be held at St. Petersburg College in St. Petersburg, Fla.
DMEPOS Supplier Surety Bond Requirements Update
Any Medicare supplier of Durable Medical Equipment Prothetics Orthotics and Supplies (DMEPOS) who bills for any items that would be coded with an E code will have to have a Surety Bond by October 2, 2009.
DMEPOS Supplier Accreditation and Surety Bond Requirement Deadlines Coming In October 2009
Medicare suppliers of durable medical equipment, prosthetics, orthotics and supplies (DMEPOS), unless exempt, must be accredited and secure a surety bond by October 1, 2009 and October 2, 2009, respectively.
ABC Registry Goes Green
ABC has converted its annual Registry and Reference Guide to an easy to navigate online Directory of all of its accredited facilities and certified individuals.
ABC Honors Frank E. Friddle, Jr., CO, FAAOP With the William D. Beiswenger Volunteer Award
ABC will award the William D. Beiswenger Volunteer Award to Frank E. Friddle, Jr., CO, FAAOP at the AOPA National Assembly in Seattle, WA.
ABC Launches New Website
ABC is pleased to announce the launch of its new website. The ABC website has been updated to provide visitors with a more user-friendly experience, while allowing them to access information quicker and easier than ever before.
ABC Publishes 2008 Annual Report
ABC announces the release of its 2008 Annual Report. The publication is a summary of ABC’s successes in 2008 and provides insight into its current efforts.
Updated ABC Model Licensure Act and Rules Now Available Online
The Board of Directors of ABC has approved the updated Model Licensure Act and Model Licensure Rules. These two documents can be used as a template by anyone who is considering orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic licensure in their state.
ABC Scope of Practice Now Available
ABC just released its updated Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Scope of Practice. The Scope of Practice is reviewed by a group of Certified Orthotists, Prosthetists and Pedorthists to ensure its continued relevancy to the profession.
Update to the Pedorthic Community
ABC has taken several steps in the past year to ensure that the high standards of the pedorthic profession are continuing to be met.
ABC Continues Commitment to Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Credential
The ABC Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Exam Team met last month to review and approve the certification examination and set the passing point for the coming year.
ABC Names New Director of Public Relations and Marketing
ABC board of directors and Catherine Carter, Executive Director, are pleased to announce the appointment of Debbie Ayres as the new Director of Public Relations and Marketing effective April 7, 2009.
ABC/NCOPE Awarded ISPO Category I Recognition
On March 20, 2009, ISPO awarded ABC and NCOPE Category I recognition.
ABC Seeking Nominations for the Board of Directors
ABC is seeking nominees for three positions on its Board of Directors.
Calling All Technicians
ABC is conducting a Practice Analysis Survey of the O&P Technician.
Response to PFA Call to Action
The Pedorthic Footwear Association (PFA) has recently issued a call to action suggesting that their members contact ABC to ask us to get in touch with CMS in support the PFA’s proposal regarding the mandatory accreditation requirement for pedorthists.
ABC President Comments on Recent "Historic Agreement"
On behalf of the ABC Board of Directors I congratulate the BOC and commend them for their vision and sacrifice for the good of the public.
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