The American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics, Inc. (ABC) has been the leading credentialing body for the profession since 1948. Known nationally and internationally for maintaining the highest standards of patient care for credentialed individuals and facilities, ABC’s unparalleled certification and facility accreditation programs are recognized as the gold standard for the profession. ABC Certified Orthotists, Prosthetists, Pedorthists, Assistants, Fitters and Technicians are acknowledged by the profession, insurance groups, and referring physicians as the best educated, most rigorously trained and tested individuals providing healthcare in the orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic profession today.
With ABC's high standards, not everyone can become ABC credentialed. But with more and more insurers and payers setting their reimbursement policies around ABC standards, ABC is clearly the smart choice for dedicated orthotic, prosthetic and pedorthic professionals. In addition, Medicare recognizes ABC as a Deemed Authority for providing mandatory facility accreditation for pedorthic and post-mastectomy facilities.
For more information on how you can earn ABC certification or facility accreditation, visit ABCop.org.
If you are interested in entering the orthotic, prosthetic or pedorthic profession, visit the OandP Careers website for more details.