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General Info

 Eligibility

A Central Fabrication facility is a business that custom fabricates orthotic, prosthetic and/or pedorthic items/devices for external patient care providers.

The following criteria will help you determine if you are eligible to apply for ABC Central Fabrication Accreditation.   
 
Your central fabrication organization must: 

 

  • Be located within the United States, one of its territories or possessions.
  • Be a formally organized and legally established business that provides onsite custom fabrication of orthotic, prosthetic and/or pedorthic items/devices for external patient care providers.
  • Be licensed according to applicable state and federal laws and regulations, and maintain all current legal authorization to operate.
  • Have a physical location that operates in an appropriate central fabrication setting. The decision of what is an appropriate central fabrication setting is solely within ABC's discretion.
  • Be staffed with board certified or licensed personnel appropriate to the scope of services you provide.
  • Not have any individuals with ownership interest that appear on the Office of Inspector General (OIG) exclusion list.

 

​In addition, your organization will:

 

 

 Fees

Affordable accreditation is important and the ABC program is designed to be cost effective. As a nonprofit organization, we strive to keep our costs contained and operate as efficiently as possible. This allows us to keep application and renewal fees low, especially when compared with other accrediting organizations.

Applicants
The Central Fabrication Accreditation program includes fees for the application and the onsite survey.

  • Application Fee (non-refundable):         ​$150
  • Survey Fee:                                                 $950

Annual Fees​​​
Once your facility is accredited, there is an annual fee for each location. Invoices for the annual fee and a contact verification form are sent in mid-September and are due December 1st. If your payment is not received by December 1st, your facility will not be listed in the ABC directory and will be subject to a $25 late fee. Annual fees cover December 1st to November 30th of the following year. 

  • Annual Fee​: $300

 Surveys

Once your application is approved, an onsite survey will be scheduled in advance. Onsite surveys will be conducted during your regular business hours, as indicated on your application. All ABC surveyors will be identifiable by their photo identification badge.

During the survey, your central fabrication facility will be measured against standards that directly correlate to best business practices and process improvement. Each standard is explained in the ABC CFab​ Acc​reditation Guide.​