News Archive

Meet the 2022 ABC Student Achievement and Student Diversity Scholarship Recipients

Jun 29, 2022

ABC, in proud partnership with the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF), is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 inaugural ABC Student Achievement and Student Diversity Scholarships.

Mary Walsh-Aframe, CFm, Awarded 2022 Essentially Women Ruth Addison Award

May 10, 2022

Essentially Women (EW) presented the award to Walsh Aframe at a special ceremony during Focus Conference 2022 in Clearwater Beach, Fla. Mary is the owner and founder of The Women’s Image Center in Worcester, MA.

OPERF Announces 2022 Inaugural ABC Student Poster Prize Recipients

Apr 21, 2022

The Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) and the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) are proud to announce the recipients of the 2022 inaugural ABC Student Poster Prizes.

ABC and NCOPE Awarded ISPO Accreditation

Apr 18, 2022

ABC and NCOPE are proud to announce that the established education and certification pathway to the Certified Orthotist-Prosthetist (CPO) credential was approved as an accredited Prosthetist/Orthotist Level Pathway by ISPO.

O&P Alliance Makes Statement on Direct-to-Consumer Delivery Model

Apr 08, 2022

The five national organizations that comprise the Orthotic and Prosthetic (O&P) Alliance stand in strong opposition to any direct-to-consumer delivery model for the provision of custom prostheses or orthoses...

ABC 2021 Annual Report Now Available

Mar 01, 2022

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

ABC Commits $1 Million in Student Scholarships

Jan 13, 2022

ABC is excited to announce that it will partner with organizations such as the Orthotic and Prosthetic Education and Research Foundation (OPERF) to offer $1 million in OP&P scholarships over the next five years.

2021 OPERF/ABC Student and Resident Award Recipients Announced

Apr 08, 2021

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

Mar 17, 2021

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

May 13, 2020

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

Mar 23, 2020

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

Feb 06, 2020

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

May 31, 2019

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

May 20, 2019

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

Apr 11, 2019

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

Mar 29, 2019

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

Nov 01, 2018

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

Aug 01, 2018

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

Jun 14, 2018

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

Jun 05, 2018

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