AOPA strongly supports accreditation for O&P facilities, through the American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics and Pedorthics (ABC) or the Board Of Certification/Accreditation, International (BOC). Click here to see AOPA's position on accreditation and certification. While at the present time the Medicare Program does not mandate accreditation, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has indicated that it will at some point in the future, possibly as early as 2009.
A large part of the accreditation requirements for both ABC and BOC are the Medicare Quality Standards.
May 25, 2013WAREHAM-AREA BUSINESS BRIEFS
May 13, 2013BOC updates prerequisites for certification in O&P