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2021 OPERF/ABC Student and Resident Award Recipients Announced

OPERF and ABC are proud to announce the recipients of the 2021 OPERF/ABC Student Award for Academic Achievement and Resident Travel Award. Congratulations to these outstanding students and residents!

ABC 2020 Annual Report Now Available

We Are ABC This year’s report summarizes our activities during this crazy pandemic year. See highlights of our successes and important data on our programs.View the Report.

COVID-19 Impact Survey Report Now Available

At the beginning of the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency, the ABC Board of Directors recognized the potential for a significant impact on all ABC credential holders.

Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics as Essential Healthcare Services

ABC has received numerous requests for information on whether orthotics, prosthetics and pedorthics would be considered an essential healthcare service. 

ABC and AC Partner to Serve Limb Loss and Limb Difference Community

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics, and Pedorthics (ABC) and the Amputee Coalition today announced they are partnering to better support, educate, and serve the limb loss and limb difference community.

ABC Debuts Combined Practitioner Exam

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC) is now offering for the first time a combined written examination for practitioner candidates.

ABC Executive Director Elected to CAAHEP Board

Cathy Carter, Executive Director of the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics (ABC), has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).

Expansive Medicare Fraud Scheme Uncovered

ABC strongly supports the actions of CMS and the Justice Department in addressing fraud, waste and abuse in the DMEPOS benefit.

ABC Names New Director of Recertification

The ABC Board of Directors and Catherine A. Carter, Executive Director, are pleased to announce the appointment of Michelle Gleeson as the Director of Recertification (formerly Continuing Education) effective March 11, 2019.

ABC Updates Therapeutic Shoe Fitter Exam

ABC recently held a standard setting meeting of ABC certified therapeutic shoe fitters (CFts) to establish the minimum score to pass the therapeutic shoe fitter certification exam.

ABC to Conduct Orthotic Fitter Practice Analysis

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) is conducting an extensive survey of ABC orthotic fitters to collect detailed information necessary to develop a new practice analysis of this discipline.

CMS Releases Lower Limb Prosthetic Workgroup Consensus Document

The long awaited consensus document from the CMS workgroup was released on June 13th. The workgroup was created in reaction to the controversial Local Coverage Determination (LCD) released by the DME MAC medical directors in July 2015.

CMS Calls for Immediate Implementation of Acceptance of Practitioner Notes

In early May, the DME MAC Medical Directors announced that they were ‘retiring’ the August 2011 Dear Physician letter on lower limb prostheses.

ABC Seeking Nominations for Board of Directors

The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) is seeking nominees for its Board of Directors. The open positions are for Director Members. The positions entail a four-year commitment beginning December 1, 2018.

O&P Conferences

We will participate in the following events:

Sep 29
Amputee Coalition Virtual National Conference

Annual conference of the Coalition for those with limb differences

Sep 30
Northern Plains AAOP Chapter Fall Seminar

Annual Fall Seminar, Vadnais Heights, MN

Oct 1
Oct 28
Virginia O&P Assoc. Annual Meeting

Annual Conference, Williamsburg

Nov 1
PA Orthotic Prosthetic Society Annual Meeting

Annual meeting, New Cumberland, PA

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