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John M. Kenney, CPO, FAAOP Named ABC President
John M. (Mo) Kenney, CPO, FAAOP assumed the role of President of the ABC Board of Directors on December 1.
ABC Board of Directors Transitions into the New Year
ABC announces the transition of its Board of Directors for 2011.
ABC Reinstates Certified Assistant Credential
ABC is pleased to announce the reinstatement of its Certified Orthotic/Prosthetic Assistant certification program.
ABC Launches Redesigned Consumer Website – OandPCare.org
ABC has launched its newly designed and updated consumer website, OandPCare.org.
ABC Presents Facility Accreditation Workshop at AOPA 2010 National Assembly
ABC is pleased to announce its participation in the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) 2010 National Assembly in Orlando, September 29-October 2.
ABC Mourns Loss of Todd Anderson
ABC mourns the loss of beloved board member, Todd F. Anderson, CP, FAAOP.
ABC Announces Additional Exam Dates for 2011
ABC has added a new set of dates for administering its certification exams for 2011.
ABC Supports NCOPE Move to Master’s Level Standards for O&P
ABC congratulates The National Commission for Orthotic and Prosthetic Education (NCOPE) on revising the orthotic and prosthetic education standards, raising the minimum education level for the profession to a master’s degree.
ABC Achieves Revisions to Taxonomy Code Descriptions and Obtains First Time Pedorthist Code
ABC is proud to announce mostly positive changes to the Taxonomy Code from the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC).
ABC Congratulates Sam Hamontree, CP, on Business Education Award Honor
ABC congratulates Sam E. Hamontree, CP, Past President of ABC, on the creation of an annual business education award in his honor.
BREAKING NEWS: PECOS Implementation Date Moved Up to July 6, 2010
CMS has published a change to the date by which referring physicians must have active accounts in the Provider Enrollment Chain and Ownership System (PECOS), from January 3, 2011 back to July 6, 2010.
ABC Releases New Facility Accreditation Guide
ABC announces the release of a new Facility Accreditation Guide. The Facility Accreditation Guide was updated to provide ABC accredited facilities with clearer and more concise direction for acquiring and maintaining an ABC accreditation.
ABC Conducts Orthotic Fitter Practice Analysis
ABC is conducting a Practice Analysis Survey of the Orthotic Fitter and the participation of all ABC certified orthotic fitters is critical.
ABC Releases 2009 Annual Report
ABC announces the release of its 2009 Annual Report. The publication is a summary of ABC’s successes in 2009 and provides insight into its current efforts.
Pedorthic Profession Convenes Education Conference
NCOPE along with the ABC, the BOC and the PFA convened in Dallas on April 10 and 11 to critically assess the future of pedorthic practice and formal education.
Updated ABC Scope of Practice Now Available
ABC announces the release of its updated Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics Scope of Practice.
Record Number of Candidates Earn ABC Certification
ABC announces that a record number of examination candidates chose ABC certification in 2009.
ABC Participates in State of the Art Conference for Orthotics and Prosthetics
ABC proudly participated in a joint conference sponsored by the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development and the Department of Defense, March 15-17 in Baltimore, Md.
ABC Names New Director of Facility Accreditation
ABC board of directors and Catherine A. Carter, Executive Director, are pleased to announce the appointment of Chrissy Heckenberg as the new Director of Facility Accreditation effective March 10, 2010.
Registered Technician Credential Moving to Certified Status
ABC announces that the Registered Technician credentialing program is in the process of undergoing changes reflective of the alterations this position has experienced in the profession.
oandp.com Launches Free Online PECOS Search
oandp.com, in coordination with The O&P EDGE, has launched a free online PECOS search that allows users to look up referring providers by name or NPI, with results returned in seconds.
ABC Seeking Board Nominations
ABC is seeking nominees for three positions on its Board of Directors.
Information on Haitian Relief Efforts
ABC is just as concerned as you are about the ongoing need for aid for Haitian earthquake victims and encourages you to visit the following O&P organizations for information on how you can help or donate.
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