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American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics

JULY 2019

In this issue...

Medicare Corner: One-Stop Shop for Medicare Resources


How Does a Personnel Change Affect your Accreditation?


Surveyor Notes: Goals and Outcomes


Featured Standard – PC.4: Patient Goals


Harassment in the Workplace Series: Part 2



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We want to continue working closely with your organization to help facilitate your accreditation process. We consider your facility part of our ever-growing ABC family and an ally in our mission to provide the highest quality of care for patients nationwide. Contact us anytime.


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Application status or general accreditation questions:

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Survey blackout dates for vacation, construction, moving, etc.:

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Medicare reporting issues:

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------Medicare Corner-----

Your One-Stop Shop for Medicare Resources


If you accept Medicare or wish to work with Medicare in the future, then there are four main documents in which you should review and become familiar. We often receive inquiries regarding the information that can be found directly from these documents.

How Does a Personnel Change Affect your Accreditation?


We understand that things can often change with your staff, whether it be someone retiring or changing jobs, but it is very important to keep ABC informed of changes with any key personnel within your facility. Not doing so could lead to revocation.

Surveyor Notes: Goals and Outcomes

David W. Edwards, CPO, FAAOP, Senior Surveyor


The ABC Standards PC.4 and PC.5 come directly from the DMEPOS Quality Standards to establish goals and expected outcomes related to the beneficiary’s use of a provided item or service. Such goals and outcomes could include...

Featured Standard – PC.4: Patient Goals


While most of your patients will have ongoing goals, Standard PC.4 is focused on the goals that the patient sets for themselves.

Harassment in the Workplace Series: Part 2 – We’re All in it Together


If you recall from Part 1 of our Harassment in the Workplace article series, we focused on the role of employers, specifically the need for them to have harassment policies and procedures in place along with the importance of communicating to all staff both the employee’s right to raise a complaint and how to do so. We’d like to flip the script and take a closer look at how harassment affects an individual.


Privileging Changes Now in Effect

Don’t forget that the privileging of non-credentialed caregivers is no longer allowed. The revised is available for review on the ABC website. Mastectomy facilities are exempt from this change.


October 2019 Expirees

Applications for sites expiring October 31 were due to ABC on June 3. If you haven’t done so already, please submit your online renewal application to ABC as soon as possible!


Win Lunch on ABC – Next Postcard Due Now!

The Free Lunch Postcard Challenge is in full swing, we’ve already collected postcards for January and April, and the next one is due this month! Answer a simple compliance question, mail in the corresponding postcard and be entered in a chance to win free lunch for your entire staff compliments of ABC.

Satisfaction Survey Winner

The winner of our quarterly satisfaction survey drawing is Steve Scholl, American Orthopedics in Columbus, OH. Congratulations Steve and thank you for your participation!


We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to all who completed the survey! Your input is invaluable and helps us make the accreditation application and survey process better.


If you have been surveyed recently, keep an eye on your inbox! ABC emails a unique survey link to all recently surveyed facilities. All participants are eligible to enter in ABC’s quarterly drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.


If you have not been surveyed recently but would like to provide feedback, please your thoughts. We’d love to hear from you!



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