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American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics

APRIL 2020

In this issue...

Medicare Corner: Important Legislative Update


2020 Renewal Expiration Extended 90 Days


Surveyor Notes: Upcoming CredCast Podcast


There's a Resource for That!


Featured Standards: CB.4-4.1


Medicare & Gov't Resource List


Prosthetic Facilities Receive Resources for Patients




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1: Residency Completion Deadline for June Written & Simulation Exams



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1: Application Deadline for August Written & Simulation Exams


8-13: Written & Simulation Certification Exams

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22-23: AABCP Global Breast Care Summit & Expo




1: Accreditation Renewal App. Deadline for sites expiring September 30, 2020 (previously June 30, 2020)


23-25: Orthotic Clinical Patient Management (CPM) Exam

ABC Testing Center, Tampa, Fla.


30-Aug.1: Prosthetic Clinical Patient Management (CPM) Exam

ABC Testing Center, Tampa, Fla.

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Important Legislative Update

In keeping with our goal to continually provide you with important information for you and your business, we will begin including occasional legislative affairs updates from other organizations in the Facilitator. In this issue...


2020 Expirees – DATES EXTENDED 90 DAYS!


If your facility was due to expire in 2020, your application and expiration dates have now been extended 90 days. Please refer to our Expiration Planning Chart for the new application deadlines and extended expiration dates. Be sure to submit your application by the new deadline to avoid any delays. You can log in to your facility’s MY ABC account to complete your application and submit your fee(s).

Surveyor Notes: Check out our Upcoming CredCast Podcast Episode!


In lieu of an article, ABC is putting together a special accreditation podcast. Join CredCast host Jim Lawson as he sits down with long-time surveyors Rick Miller, CO and Shawn Whale, CFts for an in-depth discussion on the standards that are most critical right now amidst the COVID-19 global crisis.

There's a Resource for That!


Whether you are new to ABC accreditation compliance or preparing for renewal, you are probably wondering if there is any information to help you meet the requirements. Whatever you need help with, there’s probably a resource for it! We’ve got lots of great resources...

Featured Standard – CB.4 & 4.1: Chart Audits Happen, Be Prepared!


No one wants to be caught off guard by a chart audit. But, if proper documentation is missing from your patient charts then it can lead to some very unfortunate consequences, like not being reimbursed, and no one wants that!

Medicare & Government Resource List

Links you're sure to want to bookmark!


The following valuable resources can provide you with the answers you need for basic questions as well as more complicated issues.

Prosthetic Patient Care Facilities to Receive Valuable Resources for Patients


As part of our recent partnership with the Amputee Coalition to better support, educate and serve the limb loss and limb difference community, all ABC facilities accredited to provide prosthetic patient care services will be receiving several valuable resources for their patients.


If you are one of those facilities, we hope you find these items helpful to your patients. We are excited about working with the Amputee Coalition to offer these and other resources in the future.


Be on the lookout for communications from the Amputee Coalition and ABC regarding these initiatives!




Catch up on CredCast Where Ever You Are

Let us be your source for all things credentialing including lots of topics to help your business from Understanding Privileging (Ep. 1) to Surveyor Insights (Ep. 6). Subscribe now on iTunes and Google Play to get all the latest episodes or .


Win a Free Lunch on ABC – Second Postcard Due Now!

The Free Lunch Postcard Challenge is in full swing. We’ve already collected postcards for January and the next one is due this month! Given the current environment, we are now accepting electronic submissions. .

Satisfaction Survey Winner


The winner of our first quarter satisfaction survey drawing is Mr. Darya Amirshahrokhi, CPO of Pioneer Orthotics and Prosthetics in Lake Forest, CA. Congratulations Darya 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 and all participants are eligible to enter in ABC’s quarterly drawing for a $50 Amazon gift card.


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