•  
     
     
  •  
     
     

ABC CredCast Podcast

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

EPISODE 29

September 24, 2020
Are you well versed on the Scope of Practice for your credential? On this episode, we highlight the top five things everyone should know about staying within their scope. ABC’s Director, Clinical Resources, Steve Fletcher CPO, LPO, joins Jim for a little game of Scope of Practice True or False. Listen in to play along!
EPISODE 28

August 20, 2020
Look like a hero with your limb loss and limb difference patients after listening to this episode! Jim sits down with Caitlyn Hurley, Manager of the Amputee Coalition's National Limb Loss Resource Center to discuss the many valuable and free resources available to the limb loss community, many of which you may not be aware.
EPISODE 27

July 27, 2020
We're connected to our electronic devices now more than ever. Join ABC's Marketing Team as they share easy strategies for using digital marketing to promote yourself or your business and tips for staying connected to your patients. Listen in as the team focuses on social media, digital badges, websites and search engine optimization.
EPISODE 26

June 5, 2020
Hear additional tips and insights from two practitioners who are successfully using telehealth for the continuum of patient care.
EPISODE 25

June 1, 2020
Whether you’re already using telehealth in your practice or considering it, be sure to listen to part one of our two-part podcast which includes guidance from ABC and insight from one practice owner and the impact on her practice.
EPISODE 24

May 18, 2020
Wondering what precautions other O&P practices are taking to keep patients and staff safe during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond? We reached out to Brett Saunders, CPO and owner of Saunders Prosthetics & Orthotics Group, to learn what Brett and his staff are doing in their practice. You're sure to take away lots of good ideas and tips from this constructive conversation.
EPISODE 23

May 8, 2020
Jim gets the inside scoop from Jeff Magginnis, Senior VP and SBA Sales Manager of First Financial Bank. With nearly 30 years experience working in the financial profession, Jeff shares guidance on how to navigate the currently volatile environment of applying for SBA loans. Jim also interviews Tony Ward, CPO and Executive VP of Durrett’s Orthotics and Prosthetics, who shares his personal experience applying for an SBA loan during the first round of funding.

BONUS MATERIAL: As mentioned in this episode, we have a SBA COVID-19 Benefits Chart that provides a quick comparison of each SBA loan type.
EPISODE 22

April 20, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about a lot of uncertainty, but one thing is for sure, standards compliance must continue! Join us as we bring together two of ABC's top accreditation surveyors to discuss the standards that are most critical during this difficult time as well as those that tend to cause the most confusion.

BONUS MATERIAL: Check out our Resource Recap that includes all of the standards mentioned during the podcast as well as links to other important resources.

TAKE A QUIZ on what you learned and earn 1 Category I Business Credit


EPISODE 21

April 1, 2020
Cathy Carter, ABC's Executive Director, joins Jim to discuss ABC's latest updates and actions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
EPISODE 20

March 19, 2020
Jim gets the scoop from ABC's Director of Clinical Resources about important changes to the ABC Code of Professional Responsibility including new and expanded instruction on terminating a patient relationship, providing patient records, soliciting patients and illegal discrimination and harassment.
EPISODE 19

February 21, 2020
3D Printing - opportunity or opposition? Join Jim and special guest Jeff Erenstone, CPO, practice owner and 3D printing entrepreneur, as he shares his experiences and ideas about this somewhat controversial technology and its impact on the future of O&P.
EPISODE 18

January 24, 2020
This is BIG! Important and exciting changes have been made to ABC's continuing education program requirements. Jim sits down with ABC Director of Recertification Services, Michelle Gleeson, to learn what those changes are and how they affect ABC's credential holders. This is one episode you don't want to miss!
EPISODE 17

December 4, 2019
Resident Code Expert and ABC's Director of Clinical Resources, Steve Fletcher, CPO, walks us through the Code of Professional Responsibility highlighting important requirements, example violations and key processes. As an ABC credential holder, you must abide by the Code, but do you know what it says? Think of this as your Code Cliff Notes!

TAKE A QUIZ on what you learned and earn 1 Category I Business Credit


EPISODE 16

October 21, 2019
Don Foley, Program Specialist at Cailor Fleming Insurance sits down with Jim to talk about…Bonds. Surety Bonds. The discussion continues with insights on why bid bonds are needed in the competitive bidding process.

 

​Exam Preparation

 

EPISODE 15

September 19, 2019
You Can Do This! Join us as we break down 7 helpful resources to help you prepare for your Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Certification Exam.
EPISODE 14

September 19, 2019
You Can Do This! Join us as we break down 7 helpful resources to help you prepare for your Mastectomy Fitter Certification Exam.
EPISODE 13

September 19, 2019
You Can Do This! Join us as we break down 7 helpful resources to help you prepare for your Orthotic Fitter Certification Exam.
EPISODE 12

September 19, 2019
You Can Do This! Join us as we break down 7 helpful resources to help you prepare for your Technician Certification Exam.
EPISODE 11

August 19, 2019
You Can Do This! Join us as we break down 10 helpful resources to help you prepare for your Practitioner Certification Exams.
EPISODE 10

August 19, 2019
You Can Do This! Join us as we break down 7 helpful resources to help you prepare for your O&P Assistant Certification Exams.
EPISODE 9

August 19, 2019
You Can Do This! Join us as we break down 7 helpful resources to help you prepare for your Pedorthist Certification Exams.

 

​Continuing Education

 

EPISODE 7

June 20, 2019
Discover a whole new way to look at your continuing education requirements as host, Jim Lawson, breaks everything down you need to know and offers up some CATchy ways to remember how it all works!

 

​Accreditation & More

 

EPISODE 6

May 17, 2019
Jim gets the inside scoop from long-time ABC surveyors Dave and Kathy Edwards on what they've encountered on their many facility accreditation onsite surveys. From the most commonly missed standards, most popular resources and insider tips, this pair shares a treasure of information about surveying every type of facility.
EPISODE 5

April 16, 2019
Have you heard about Orthotics 2020? Jim gets the inside scoop from Ashlie White, AOPA’s Director of Strategic Initiatives, on this vital enterprise to protect the orthotic services upon which patients depend.
EPISODE 4

March 25, 2019
Jim interviews ABC accreditation compliance experts, Christine Szymanski and Kyle Sins to discuss the essential information and resources needed for successful compliance with ABC's Accreditation Standards. Get great info and advice straight from the horse’s mouth!

EPISODE 3

Feb 22, 2019
NCOPE's Executive Director, Robin Seabrook, sits down with Jim to discuss why hosting an O&P residency program can be tremendously beneficial not only to residents and the profession, but to your practice.

EPISODE 2

Jan 17, 2019
Jim interviews Katie Meyer, employment attorney and harassment law expert, on the critical topic of workplace harassment. Join us as we help business owners and employees alike navigate and understand current social norms, new rules and best practices.

 

​                                                                                    
EPISODE 1

Dec 18, 2018
Privileging can be a powerful resource for ABC credential holders, but it is important to understand what it is, what it isn't, who can be privileged and what kind of supervision is needed. Join host, Jim Lawson as he interviews ABC's Clinical Resource Director, Steve Fletcher on this sometimes confusing topic. 

TAKE A QUIZ on what you learned and earn 0.5 Category I Business Credit


 

​​​SUBSCRIBE